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About this Program

The owners of patented genes possess the ability to limit the study and examination of those particular genes, thus preventing others from conducting important genetic testing and scientific research. In this detailed follow-up to her popular course on genetic patents, attorney Amy Goldsmith dissects the case Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, et al., in which the ACLU challenged the constitutionality of patenting human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer. Ms. Goldsmith analyses the central arguments set forth by the plaintiffs and defendants and the presiding judge’s direct responses to each claim, as well as the reasoning behind the district court's decision in favor of the ACLU. Ms. Goldsmith concludes this compelling presentation by providing her opinion on the case’s impending appeal in the federal appeals court and by discussing how this decision may impact the future of patent law. She also analyzes the decision in light of the Supreme Court's recent patent decsion In re Bilski. This is a must see course for all patent practitioners as well as attorneys seeking a more comprehensive understanding about this exciting area of the law.

Agenda:
I.   Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, et al.
II.  Motions for Summary Judgment
III.  The Decision
IV.  Isolated DNA v. Native DNA
V.   The Impact of Bilski
VI.  Constitutional Claims
 

Reviews

bruno
Hempstead, NY

great!

howard
Bath, NY

Interesting: I liked the discussion of what is, and what is not, patentable.

Morgen
Chatham,

Great follow-up. Should be watched together.

Roger
New York, NY

Fascinating - and a great speaker!

James
Fairfax Station, VA

Excellent presentation of a very complex matter.

James
Chicago, IL

Very well done. Right to the point without fluff. For me this was a frolic since I don't do any IP work, and it was an enjoyable way to get some CLE credit.

Judith
Merrick, NY

It was well presented so that attorneys who are not patent attorneys could understand.

Elizabeth
Chicago, IL

Solid, timely ( which is saying something in an area of law that seems to change every 32 seconds), and very well presented. Thank you.

Dennis
Arlington Heights, IL

Great follow up to oringinal presentation.

Kristine
Snowmass Village, CO

Great lecture...what continuing ed should be about...she distinguishes herself from rote programming and make the law a dynamic field

patricia
Lagrangeville, NY

Ms. Goldsmith made the substance understandable and her presentation technique was personable.

Mark
Evanston, IL

Good

John
Alexandria, VA

Very informative update.

Geoffrey
Chappaqua, NY

I didn't really know a lot about this subject, but feel that I have a basic understanding after viewing this lecture. I think Amy Goldsmith did a very good job of explaining a fairly complicated set of issues.

Thomas
Springfield, IL

Excellent analysis

Fred
New York,

While neither patents nor genetics are my areas, give me more. Amy was super and made difficult material eminently graspable.

OSCAR
Torrance, CA

Excellent!

Maureen
Lombard, IL

Very interesting. I enjoyed presented even though it's not my area of practice.

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Production Date

August 9, 2010

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Arizona
0.5 General
California
0.5 General
Missouri
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North Dakota
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New York
0.5 Professional Practice
Illinois
0.5 General