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IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2013

The 6th edition of international IP conference for Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2013 will be held from 5-6 September, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Director & Practice Head of IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, will address the delegates on 6 December, 2013 and discuss the topics like:
  • Plant variety protection in India - recent developments 
  • The new examination guidelines for biotech patents of the Indian Patent Office: implications for plant-related inventions 
  • The difficult year 2013: the impact of the Novartis‘ Gleevec case and Bayer‘s Nexavar case on the industry 
  • India‘s Biological Diversity Act 2002 - where it stands after ten years 
The conference will also cover various topics like:
  • PVR infringement through licensing of unprotected plant variety? 
  • Listing requirement of varieties for marketing of seed 
  • Collision of trademarks and variety denominations 
  • The Industry Licensing Platform: Mechanisms and Synergies 
  • Enforceability of post-sale restrictions in view of ‘Mallinckrodt’ and ‘Quanta’ 
  • Patentability of products isolated from nature (e.g., plant compounds, bacteria) 
  • Framework and Best Practice for Plant Innovation Protection 
  • Distinction Between Process and Product in the Radish-Sprout Cases
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