POSTPONED – The CIOPORA Academy Workshop Columbus, Ohio, USA

POSTPONED – The CIOPORA Academy Workshop Columbus, Ohio, USA

The ciopora academy 2022:
worKshop in columbus, Ohio, USA

About This Event

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!

After two years, we are glad to be back in the U.S. with a full-day workshop hosted by The CIOPORA Academy, the world’s first educational program focused solely on Intellectual Property protection and rights in the horticultural industry.

The main objective of this workshop is to provide participants with a sound understanding of the main principles of IP in horticulture, ranging from general PBR and licensing, to the application process and trademarks. The small group learning environment is conducive to interactive learning, so questions are encouraged.

When and where?
July 14, 2022 Networking Dinner
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
 

July 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dinner Venue: Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse
125 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Workshop Venue: Sonesta Columbus Downtown
33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, United States

Who is it for?
Our workshops are designed for all horticultural players who want to learn about the specifics of plant IP, including:
  • Plant breeders
  • IP right holders
  • IP managers
  • R&D managers
  • IP lawyers & paralegals
  • Students with interest in IP for plants

Registration

 Registration deadline:
Postponed until further notice
CIOPORA Academy Workshop prices:
Guest rate: 1199,- €
Member rate: 599,- €
STUDENT CIOPORA ACADEMY WORKSHOP PRICE: 179,- €
NETWORKING DINNER: 120,- €

Workshop Event program*

* Subject to updates

ThuRsday, July 14, 2022 *

We would be happy to welcome you to our traditional CIOPORA Academy dinner, which provides valuable networking opportunities with your colleagues and friends of the horticultural world in a relaxed atmosphere.

18:30  –   Meet in the Lobby of Sonesta Columbus Downtown

19:00     Dinner at the Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

 

 *Not included in workshop ticket

Friday, July 15, 2022

08:30 – 09:00 Arrival & registration

09:00 – 10:15

Basics of Plant Breeders´ Rights – Part I

Speaker: Dr. Edgar Krieger, CIOPORA

This two-part lecture on “Basics of Plant Breeders´ Rights” provides an overview and basic facts about this special area of Intellectual Property protection – starting from A like Application over E like EDV and S like Scope of Protection till V like Variety. The basic terms of the UPOV system are explained and discussed controversially. At the end the latest developments in IP for plants will be shared. The interactive lectures will closely involve the participants and encourage them to think out of the box.

Part I of this comprehensive lecture will open the workshop day at 9 AM. The closing lecture will treat the second part of  “Basics of Plant Breeders’ Rights”.   

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Secretary General of CIOPORA, Germany

Dr. Edgar Krieger has extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property Protection for plant innovation and has held the position of the CIOPORA Secretary General since 2004. Before CIOPORA, Edgar worked as a lawyer at an international law firm specializing in IP protection, particularly Plant Breeders’ Rights, advising agricultural breeders in several hundred court cases up to the European Court of Justice. Edgar holds a law degree from the University of Bonn and a degree in business administration from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He completed his doctoral dissertation on the topic “Farmers’ Exemption in Germany” at the Philipps University of Marburg.

10:15 – 10:45 – Networking coffee break

10:45 – 12:00 (Online Presentation)

UPOV PRISMA – Online Service for Plant Variety Protection Applications

Speakers: Hend Madhour and Leontino Taveira, UPOV

UPOV PRISMA is an online tool to assist in making plant variety protection (PVP) applications to PVP Offices of participating UPOV members. Thirty-six UPOV members participate in UPOV PRISMA, including the European Union (CPVO) (27 Member States) and the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) (17 Member States). The purpose of this lecture is to present:

    1. Overview of UPOV PRISMA
    2. How to start an application
    3. How to reuse data from an existing application to start a new one.
    4. How to organize your team with different user roles: drafters, signatories, and agents.
Hend Madhour, Ph.D.

Hend Madhour, Ph.D.

IT Officer at UPOV, Switzerland

Hend Madhour started to work at UPOV on September 1, 2014.

Hend, a national of Tunisia, holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from HEC University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She is an expert in knowledge management and Web technologies.

From 2010 to 2013 she worked at WIPO as an XML expert and elaborated the first version of WIPO ST.96: Processing of Industrial Property information using XML.

Her last position before moving to UPOV was Business Analyst and Project Manager at NayaMed SA (a Medtronic startup). She was responsible for setting up machine-to-machine communication between different systems within the company.

The responsibilities of Hend include managing and coordinating the development of UPOV IT projects. She is the IT focal point for the UPOV PRISMA PBR application tool.

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Head of Technical Affairs and Regional Development at UPOV, Switzerland

Leontino Taveira is Head of Technical Affairs and Regional Development at UPOV. He works with policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean promoting accession to UPOV and assisting the implementation of the UPOV system. With a background in agriculture and plant breeding, he is in charge of organizing the technical work of UPOV, including the development of Test Guidelines and guidance for examination of distinctness, uniformity and stability. Leontino started his career in the private sector as agronomist and nursery manager for ornamental plant production. For the past 18 years, he has worked with Plant Variety Protection in the public sector, both at the national and international levels.

12:00 – 13:15 – Networking lunch

13:15 – 14:30

Plant IP Rights and Enforcement in the U.S.

Speaker: Travis Bliss, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel

In the U.S., there are multiple options for IP protection of new plant varieties, each of which gives the holder slightly different exclusionary rights. The overall rights that a breeder obtains are also affected by the terms of your licenses, which can be used to increase your exclusionary rights, if utilized effectively.  Ultimately, the rights you obtain and the structure of your licenses will impact how you will enforce those rights and what you will need to prove to obtain relief.  This presentation will discuss the bundles of rights that exist, the license terms that can be used to strengthen those rights, and the manner of enforcement and issues that arise.  We will also discuss issues of online enforcement, which are becoming ever more important in today’s internet economy.

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Partner at Panitch Schwarze LLP, Wilmington, USA

Travis Bliss counsels a variety of clients ranging from individual inventors to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in nearly all aspects of Intellectual Property law. Travis prepares and prosecutes patent applications; litigates patent, Trademark, and other IP disputes in federal and state courts; represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board; counsels clients in a variety of IP issues, including due diligence, FTO, infringement, and patentability; and prepares and negotiates IP licenses. From a technology standpoint, Travis’s practice falls largely within the life sciences field and also includes a large focus on novel plant varieties in the agriculture, horticulture, and cannabis/hemp industries. Travis has been a lawyer member of CIOPORA since 2014.

14:45 – 15:15 – Networking Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:15

Variety Names and Written Description in Plant Inventions: Traps for the Unwary

Speaker: Matthew Chivvis, Morrison & Foerster

This presentation will discuss how trademark rights and patent protection can be lost by not thinking critically about how to manage IP. The discussion will use examples from the law on variety naming and written description.

Matthew A. Chivvis

Matthew A. Chivvis

Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, USA

Matthew Chivvis protects his clients’ intellectual property and defends his clients wrongly accused of infringement. His hearing and trial experience is extensive. Intellectual Asset Management 1000 remarked that Matthew is “a skilled technical lawyer and brief writer who can handle large and nuanced cases.” He has litigated patent matters in many of the top patent venues throughout the United States.

Matthew is a registered patent attorney, and his considerable experience includes practicing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, especially in inter partes and post-grant review proceedings. He also regularly advises clients on plant and agriculture intellectual property matters, including strategic use of plant patents, plant-variety protection certificates, and trademark rights.

16:15 – 16:45 – Networking Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:00

Basics of Plant Breeders’ Rights – Part II

Speaker: Dr. Edgar Krieger, CIOPORA

This two-part lecture on “Basics of Plant Breeders´ Rights” provides an overview and basic facts about this special area of
Intellectual Property protection – starting from A like Application over E like EDV and S like Scope of Protection till V like Variety. The basic terms of the UPOV system are explained and discussed controversially. At the end the latest developments in IP for plants will be shared. The interactive lectures will closely involve the participants and encourage them to think out of the box.

Part I of this comprehensive lecture will open the workshop day at 9 AM. The closing lecture will treat the second part of “Basics of Plant Breeders’ Rights”.

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Secretary General of CIOPORA, Germany

Dr. Edgar Krieger has extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property Protection for plant innovation and has held the position of the CIOPORA Secretary General since 2004. Before CIOPORA, Edgar worked as a lawyer at an international law firm specializing in IP protection, particularly Plant Breeders’ Rights, advising agricultural breeders in several hundred court cases up to the European Court of Justice. Edgar holds a law degree from the University of Bonn and a degree in business administration from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He completed his doctoral dissertation on the topic “Farmers’ Exemption in Germany” at the Philipps University of Marburg.