2024-06-12 2024-06-12 NH Amsterdam Leidseplein +31 20 685 1351 NH Amsterdam Leidseplein Stadhouderskade 7, 1054 ES Amsterdam, optional Online Amsterdam, optional Online, 1054 ES 2,180 € plus tax Dr. Michael Kock https://www.forum-institut.com/seminar/24061130-ip-protection-for-plant-innovation-2024/referenten/24/24_06/24061130-conference-ip-protection-for-plant-innovation_kock-michael.jpg IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2024

The conference offers you once again the most recent developments in IP for the seed industry and the breeders.

The contents of your conference
  • New Genomic Techniques: patent landscape update, regulatory overview
  • Patents on plants with native traits and with NGT traits
  • Developments from China, (South) Africa and Brazil
  • PVP: new Explanatory Notes on EDV from industry perspectives
  • ITPGRFA: update, digital sequence information
  • First-hand updates from UPOV, CPVO, EPO, European Commission and ITPGRFA


Who should attend
Do you work in the seed industry and deal with intellectual property? Or do you have clients in this field and you counsel them on IP?

Then this is the right conference for you. Breeders, representatives of plant variety, IP, patent and trademark offices as well as representatives of plant breeders‘ associations will also benefit from this conference.
The objectives of your conference
We are proud to announce FORUM Institut's 11th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2024 to be held 13 and 14 June 2024 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

The conference is the biennial venue for professionals from around the world to discuss the most important IP developments in the plant innovation sector. A panel of world-class international experts, key decision makers and leading players will focus on the most topical issues aff ecting today's IP protection for plant innovations and answer your questions. The meeting will bring together representatives from all fi elds of practice and off ers you the unique opportunity to meet practitioners.

Mark your calendar to join us for the 11th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation in Amsterdam!
Your benefit

  • High-level: You meet world-class experts and key decision makers.
  • Multiple views: You experience diff erent views in one place.
  • Best practice: You learn the best tips and tricks and share experiences.
  • Global: The event attracts delegates from across the globe.
  • Networking: You can expect first class opportunities to network with the experts and your co-delegates at coffee breaks and during the
    delicious lunches.
  • Come together: You meet speakers and colleagues at the traditional Conference Dinner and experience a lively exchange of views.

Conference - IP Protection for Plant Innovation

IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2024

11th International Conference

Benefits
  • Excellent speakers
  • Up to date information
  • First-hand updates from the offices

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Everything at a glance

Appointment

13-14/06/2024

13-14/06/2024

Period

13 - 14 June 2024 I 1st day: 09:00 - 17:30 CET I 2nd day: 09:00 - 16:40

13 - 14 June 2024 I 1st day: 09:00 - 17:30 CET I 2nd day: 09:00 - 16:40
Venue

Amsterdam, optional Online

Amsterdam, optional Online

Fee
Your contact

Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, LL.M.
Lawyer, Conference Manager

+49 6221 500-675
jc.alexandreho@forum-institut.de

Details

The conference offers you once again the most recent developments in IP for the seed industry and the breeders.

The contents of your conference

  • New Genomic Techniques: patent landscape update, regulatory overview
  • Patents on plants with native traits and with NGT traits
  • Developments from China, (South) Africa and Brazil
  • PVP: new Explanatory Notes on EDV from industry perspectives
  • ITPGRFA: update, digital sequence information
  • First-hand updates from UPOV, CPVO, EPO, European Commission and ITPGRFA


Who should attend
Do you work in the seed industry and deal with intellectual property? Or do you have clients in this field and you counsel them on IP?

Then this is the right conference for you. Breeders, representatives of plant variety, IP, patent and trademark offices as well as representatives of plant breeders‘ associations will also benefit from this conference.

The objectives of your conference

We are proud to announce FORUM Institut's 11th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2024 to be held 13 and 14 June 2024 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

The conference is the biennial venue for professionals from around the world to discuss the most important IP developments in the plant innovation sector. A panel of world-class international experts, key decision makers and leading players will focus on the most topical issues aff ecting today's IP protection for plant innovations and answer your questions. The meeting will bring together representatives from all fi elds of practice and off ers you the unique opportunity to meet practitioners.

Mark your calendar to join us for the 11th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation in Amsterdam!

Your benefit

  • High-level: You meet world-class experts and key decision makers.
  • Multiple views: You experience diff erent views in one place.
  • Best practice: You learn the best tips and tricks and share experiences.
  • Global: The event attracts delegates from across the globe.
  • Networking: You can expect first class opportunities to network with the experts and your co-delegates at coffee breaks and during the
    delicious lunches.
  • Come together: You meet speakers and colleagues at the traditional Conference Dinner and experience a lively exchange of views.

Detailed programme

13 - 14 June 2024 I 1st day: 09:00 - 17:30 CET I 2nd day: 09:00 - 16:40

09:00 - 09:10

Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, Michael Kock, Philippe de Jong

Welcome

09:10 - 09:45

Michael Kock (Inari Agriculture)

Global Seed IP update - State of the Nation 2024

09:45 - 10:00

Szonja Csörgö (ISF)

ISF opening address

10:00 - 10:45

Ashok Chakravarty (EPO)

EPO update

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:25

Steffen Kawelke (German Federation for Plant Innovation (GFPi e. V.))

Patents on plants with native traits and with NGT traits: the position of a national plant breeding association

11:25 - 11:50

Sonja Woitsch (KWS Saat)

A "hot" case with patents on native traits from a company perspective

11:50 - 12:10

Panel discussion/Q&A with Ashok Chakravarty, Steffen Kawelke and Sonja Woitsch

Native and NGT Traits Patents FORUM
  • Round Table Discussion, Q&A

12:10 - 13:10

Business lunch/networking

13:10 - 13:50

Nuria Urquía (CPVO)

Update from the Community Plant Variety Office
  • Recent developments at the Community Plant Variety
Office
  • Recent case-law

13:50 - 14:30

Yolanda Huerta (UPOV)

UPOV update
  • The new explanatory notes on essentially derived varieties

14:30 - 15:00

Szonja Csörgö (ISF)

Open issues at the UPOV - the industry view

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break


15:15 - 16:25

Hazel Stewart (Tropic Biosciences), Brian Suh (UC, Riverside), Gert Würtenberger (GRUR/Meissner Bolte)

The new explanatory notes on essentially derived varieties: perspectives and interpretations

16:25 - 16:45

Panel discussion/Q&A with Yolanda Huerta, Szonja Csörgõ, Nuria Urquía, Hazel Stewart, Brian Suh and Gert Würtenberger

Plant Variety Protection FORUM

16:45 - 17:25

Kent Nnadozie (ITPGRFA)

Update on the Nagoya Protocol and on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Digital Sequence Information

17:25 - 17:55

Jasmina Muminovic Rilak (Bayer Crop Science)

The industry perspective on the Nagoya Protocol and on the Treaty

17:55 - 18:10

Q&A - Wrap up

18:10 End of the first conference day, followed by reception and conference dinner


18:15

Sander Arendsen (Heineken International)

Conference dinner with reception and reception speech

08:30 - 08:40

Philippe de Jong (Altius)

Welcome to the 2nd conference day/Wrap-up

08:40 - 09:15

Elliot Papageorgiou (Gowling)

China IP update relevant to plant innovation

09:15 - 09:50

At van Rooy (KISCH IP)

PVP update from (South) Africa
  • South Africa's new Plant Variety Protection Act
  • An African perspective on plant variety

09:50 - 10:25

Gustavo de Freitas Morais (Dannemann Siemsen)

Plant innovations in Brazil - what's new?

10:25 - 10:40

Panel discussion/Q&A with Elliot Papageorgiou, At van Rooy and Gustavo de Freitas Morais

Global Developments FORUM

10:40 - 10:55 Coffee Break


10:55 - 11:35

Dan Knauss (Cooley)

US update I
  • CRISPR patent landscape
  • Enablement: SCOTUS 'Amgen v Sanofi' and its interpretation
  • Prior art: public display of ornamental flowers ('In re WinGen LLC')

11:35 - 12:05

Mike Ward (Morrison Foerster)

US update II
  • EPA regulation of gene edited plants
  • FDA regulation of gene edited plants
  • USDA and the "SECURE" Rule

12:05 - 12:50

Business lunch/networking

12:50 - 13:25

Kerstin Wolff (Maiwald IP)

Update EU I: CRISPR patent landscape and battles

13:25 - 14:00

Anna Borras (European Commission)

Update EU II: Commission proposal on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques - State of play
  • Rationale and content of the Commission NGT proposal
  • Patent-related aspects of NGT plants raised in the context of the policy action on NGTs
  • State of play of the legislative process

14:00 - 14:35

Petra Jorasch (Euroseeds)

Update EU III: Draft regulatory framework for NGTs - industry perspective

14:35 - 15:10

Philippe de Jong (Altius)

Update EU IV: Draft regulatory framework for NGTs from a lawyer's perspective

15:10 - 15:25 Coffee break


15:25 - 15:55

Claudia Hallebach, LL.M. (Chair of the ACLP)

ACLP (Agricultural Crops Licensing Platform): perspectives after one year of functioning

15:55 - 16:15

Panel discussion/Q&A with Dan Knauss, Mike Ward, Claudia Hallebach and Petra Jorasch

New Genomic Techniques FORUM

16:15 End of the conference


Further information

Testimonials

  • 'Good update on IP issues related to plants.' (Breeder)
  • 'You get a specialised update hard to get elsewhere and meet interesting/useful people.' (Patent Attorney)
  • 'All current important issues addressedd.' (Senior Patent Counsel)
  • 'Fits today’s hot topics.' (Director)
  • 'Update on all relevant IP matters in the plant sector.' (Senior IP Manager)
  • 'Many interesting and relevant topics, many interesting stakeholders attending.' (Head RD Legal & IP)
  • 'Overview of latest developments concerning protection of plants. Excellent platform for meeting colleagues and clients.' (European Patent Attorney)
  • 'Good experience and networking. New ideas and info to check. I would recommend it.' (IP Manager)
  • 'Interesting for breeders.' (Market Access and Compliance Manager)
  • 'Quality of speakers and peers.' (Attorney-at-law)
  • 'Comprehensive and provides up to date info.' (Patent Attorney)
  • 'Generally broadened my understanding and specifi cally raised some issues in my own company.' (CEO)
  • 'Professional level of speakers, good organisation.' (General Manager)
  • 'Good collection of topics. Good and unique.' (Senior Patent Counsel)
  • 'Professional and targetted. Focused and specialist quality conference.' (CEO)
  • 'Well spent two days in getting up to speed.' (Legal Counsel)
  • 'High interest subject-matter, well presented.' (Consultant)
  • 'Very well organized!' (Research Project Leader)

Our cooperation partner: ISF

The International Seed Federation (ISF) is a non-governmental, non-profi t making organisation. It has represented its members' interests since 1924 and is widely regarded as the voice of the global seed industry. ISF's vision is a world where the best quality seed is accessible to all, supporting sustainable agriculture and food security. The organisation sees it as its mission to create the best environment for the global movement of seed and promote plant breeding and innovation in seed. ISF promotes the establishment and protection of intellectual property rights for seeds, plant varieties and associated technologies and represents the seed industry at international and inter-governmental organisations including, among others, UPOV, CBD and WIPO.

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Testimonials

What our participants say:
'Good update on IP issues related to plants.'

Patent Attorney


'Interesting for breeders.'

Market Access and Compliance Manager


'Quality of speakers and peers.'

Attorney-at-law


'Comprehensive and provides up to date info.'

Patent Attorney


'Generally broadened my understanding and specifically raised some issues in my own company.'

CEO


'Professional level of speakers, good organisation.'

General Manager