Tag: Biotechnology

30/9/21 – Webinar 4. Landmark Case Law of the EPO in Plant Related Inventions

30/9/21 – Webinar 4. Landmark Case Law of the EPO in Plant Related Inventions

The ciopora academy 3/2021: Landmark case law of the EPO in plant related inventions Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 30, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am 

16/9/21 – Webinar 2. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Exceptions to Patentability, Licensing

16/9/21 – Webinar 2. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Exceptions to Patentability, Licensing

The ciopora academy 3/2021: Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Exceptions to Patentability, Licensing Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 16, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am London 

9/9/21 – Webinar 1. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Obtaining and Enforcing Patents

9/9/21 – Webinar 1. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Obtaining and Enforcing Patents

The ciopora academy 3/2021:

patents for new breeding techniques: Obtaining and Enforcing patents

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CEST/Europe (Speaker)
3 pm Beijing, CN
5 pm Sydney, AUS
7 pm Wellington, NZ

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Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa and the Americas

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CEST/Europe (Speaker)

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What will i learn?

Dr. Sven Bostyn

Dr. Sven Bostyn

Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Sven Bostyn (LLB, Lic. Jur., LLM law, PhD law) is Associate Professor of Biomedical Innovation Law at the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL https://jura.ku.dk/cebil), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He also lectures at the Institute for Information Law (IVIR) of the University of Amsterdam and is Visiting Professor (chargé de cours invité) at the Université de Liège. He is also a regular lecturer on CEIPI courses in Strasbourg.

Sven is one of the most prominent authorities in Europe in the area of patent law in general and in life sciences (including patent law relating to pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, SPC’s, software, and artificial intelligence) in particular. He has written extensively on most areas of patent law, and apart from those subjects already mentioned, he has also published in the field of plant patent protection, Plant Variety Rights, software-related inventions, European and international harmonization of patent law, and the Unitary Patent system.

Sven is the single author of more than 60 scientific publications. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, where he speaks on a wide variety of topics, including IP protection in life sciences, pharma patents, SPC’s, regulatory exclusivities in life science, IP issues relating to software and artificial intelligence, patent protection for plants and plant variety rights systems.

 

In the September 2021 webinar series, Dr. Sven Bostyn will give an exclusive three-part crash-course on patents for New Breeding Techniques and plant related inventions (Sept 9, 16 & 30).

Webinar Syllabus: The first webinar in the CIOPORA Academy series 3/2021 will explain the types of patents you can obtain (or be confronted with) in the context of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs). We will look at the various types (products, processes), the patentability requirements, the scope of protection, and how these patents can be enforced.

Registration

Option 1: WEBINAR TICKET
Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/
guest)

Option 2: WEBINAR SAVINGS PACKAGE
Save 15% and join all four webinars in the series 3/2021:
EUR 329.00/659.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on Sept 9.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

We are maintaining the reduced CIOPORA Academy webinar rates as a part of our commitment to providing continued education opportunities to horticulturalists in 2021!

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About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.

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Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager
17/06/2021 – Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment Across Jurisdictions

17/06/2021 – Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment Across Jurisdictions

The ciopora academy 2021 Webinar Series 2, Webinar 3: Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment across jurisdictions. Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: June 17, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am 

19/11/2020 – Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs

19/11/2020 – Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs

The ciopora breeding academy 2020 Webinar 3. Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs. Introduction to EDV Concept. What will I learn? The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is a new education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments 

12/11/2020 – Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector

12/11/2020 – Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector

The ciopora breeding academy 2020

Webinar 2. Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8:00 am London
9:00 am CET/Europe (Speaker)
10:00 am Jerusalem
11:00 am Moscow, RU
4:00 pm Beijing, CN
7:00 pm Sydney, AUS
9:00 pm Wellington, NZ

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Recommended for participants from Europe and the Americas.

09:00 am US Pacific
11:00 am US Central
12:00 pm US Eastern
06:00 pm CET/Europe
November 13, 06:00 am Wellington, NZ

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What will I learn?

The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is a new education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the commercial breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT), and the related regulatory aspects.

Webinar 2:

The current knowledge on the genomics of rosaceous temperate fruits: pipfruit (apple and pear) and stone fruit (peach, cherry, almond and apricot) will be presented, with special emphasis on peach and other Prunus, including information on their variability and domestication process, and the genetics of the main valuable traits.

The impact of this information on traditional breeding is increasing and marker-assisted selection has become routine. Two new marker-based methods, adapted to clonally-reproducing species with long intergeneration periods will be discussed, one for mining and introgressing variability from exotic materials (marker-assisted introgression or MAI) and the other (resynthesis) to produce, with conventional approaches, lines that are similar to a top cultivar and integrate other valuable characters.

The Spanish experience on the use of new genomic tools for breeder’s rights protection and possible whole-genome approaches for EDV characterization and IP management will be proposed.

MEET THE SPEAKER

Dr. Pere Arús

Dr. Pere Arús

Plant & Animal Researcher at IRTA/CRAG, Spain

Dr. Pere Arús is agricultural engineer (Universitat de València, 1974) and PhD in Genetics (University of California, Davis, 1984). His areas of expertise include population genetics, crop evolution and plant breeding, and he has specialized in the use of molecular markers and other genomics tools in plant genetics and breeding. His current main interests are in four crops: peach, almond, strawberry and melon, where he works on the genetics and genomics of characters related with fruit quality and disease resistance, and in the development of marker-based breeding methods that allow to circumvent some of the limitations of breeding in clonally-reproduced tree crops. Dr. Arús is autor of more than 200 scientific publications and has had various management-related activities at IRTA: director of the Center of Cabrils (2007-2009) and Chief Scientist (2009-2015). He is one of the initiators of the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and was its deputy director (2003-2018).

Registration

REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we have reduced our webinar rates from EUR 149,00 to EUR 99,00 (Member) and EUR 299,00 to EUR 199,00 (Guest). Additional 15% savings are provided in the Webinar Package, including three webinars in November 2020. 

Join the Webinar 2 in the CIOPORA Breeding Academy series by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 99,00
  • Guest: EUR 199,00

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Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Breeding Academy series, including:

  • Nov 5 – Webinar 1: Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework. Learn more
  • Nov 12 – Webinar 2: Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector
  • Nov 19 –Webinar 3: Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs. Learn more

Webinar savings package:

  • CIOPORA Member: 249,00 EUR
  • Guest: 499,00 EUR

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Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:

 

About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
 
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager
05/11/2020 – Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework

05/11/2020 – Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework

The ciopora breeding academy 2020 Webinar 1. Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: November 5, 2020 – 9:00 am CET Recommended for participants from Europe, 

18/06/2020 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit”

18/06/2020 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit”

  June 18, 2020 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit Under the Budapest Treaty” Date & Sessions Average session duration: 75 min Session 1: June 18, 2020 – 10 AM CDT (Dallas, TX, USA) 8 AM PDT (San Francisco, CA)10 AM CDT 

30/04/2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects”

30/04/2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects”

 

April 30, 2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “Essentially derived varieties (EDV): technical and legal aspects”

What will I learn?

Part 1: Technical Introduction to New Breeding Techniques (NBT) and Other Technologies Leading to Potential Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV) by Dr. Ellen de Keyser, ILVO Plant, Belgium

Mutagenesis, or genome doubling, is still most mentioned as EDV inducing technologies. However, nowadays new technologies are arising that can induce mutations with surgical precision, the so-called “New Breeding Techniques” (NBTs). But what makes NBT so different from commonly used mutation breeding? In Europe, NBT derived plants are to be considered GMOs, hence also the differences from the current GM technologies will be explained. Also, less known molecular breeding techniques are available to create an interesting new diversity of genotypes, without the hurdle of being GM plants. In this webinar, a brief technical explanation will be given on the most important new technologies. Some case studies will be included to demonstrate the huge value and the benefits breeding companies can get when using these techniques. It will be explained why such techniques may lead to the creation of EDVs.

Part 2: Legal Aspects of Essentially Derived Variety (EDV) Concept by Tjeerd Overdijk, Vondst Advocaten, The Netherlands

During this session, the speaker will take you through the five W’s concerning Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs), all from a legal perspective: What is an EDV? Why do we need the PVR to extend to EDVs? When is a variety considered an EDV? Who can claim entitlement to an EDV? What else is Worth knowing in relation to EDVs? The theoretical basics will be blended with the speaker’s own experience with actual court cases concerning the concept and observations on practical application and importance of EDV rules. 

Date & Sessions

10:00 am Central European Summer Time (CEST, Gent/Amsterdam)
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6:00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST, Gent/Amsterdam)
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MEET THE SPEAKERS

Dr. ir. Ellen De Keyser

Dr. ir. Ellen De Keyser

Senior Researcher at ILVO Plant, Belgium

Ellen graduated from Ghent University and started her career at ILVO in 2000. Over the course of her academic career, she has been involved in different projects on molecular genetics in azalea, including the development and implementation of several molecular marker techniques. She obtained her PhD (Ghent University) in 2010 on the interaction of phenotype, genotype and gene expression for flower colour and other plant quality traits in azalea. During her PhD, she became an expert in RT-qPCR optimization and analysis for gene expression studies. As such, she is responsible for the set-up of all RT-qPCR projects at ILVO-Plant. She is currently a Senior Researcher at ILVO – Plant Sciences Unit – Applied Genetics and Breeding and is involved in projects on molecular genetics and genomics in several field crops and ornamental plants. Currently, Ellen is working on implementation of the CRISPR/Cas technology in the framework of the ILVO research program. Recently, she has also become one of the contact persons for the open innovation platform of Living Lab Plant.

Tjeerd Overdijk

Tjeerd Overdijk

Partner, Vondst Advocaten, the Netherlands

Tjeerd Overdijk studied Law at Leiden University and has been a lawyer since 1984. With over 25 years of experience, he is an all-rounder in the field of Intellectual Property with a special interest in Plant Variety Rights. He was involved in the world’s first court case on the concept of Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs) and he has gained considerable experience on this subject. He also has experience with litigation before the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. Tjeerd is a member of various professional associations, including CIOPORA, the Netherlands Copyright Association, the AIPPI, INTA, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademarks Association (ECTA).

Registration

REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we are lowering our 2-in-1 webinar rates from EUR 199,00 to EUR 149,00 (Member) and EUR 399,00 to EUR 299,00 (Guest). Additional 20% savings are provided in the Webinar Package, containing four webinars in April/May 2020. 

SINGLE WEBINAR REGISTRATION: includes the CIOPORA Academy Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects” only.

Join the webinar by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 149,00
  • Guest: EUR 299,00

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WEBINAR PACKAGE REGISTRATION: includes four CIOPORA Academy Webinars at a single reduced rate. What is included?

  • April 23 – Webinar “European Court of Justice Decision in Nadorcott Case” – learn more
  • April 30 – 2-in-1 Webinar “Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV): Technical and Legal Aspects”
  • May 7 – Webinar “Plant Variety Rights Guide to Brexit” – learn more
  • May 14 – Webinar “Bad Faith IP (PBR & Trademarks) Applications in China and Countermeasures for Breeders” – learn more

  • CIOPORA Member Webinar Package: 349,00 EUR
  • Guest Webinar Package: 699,00 EUR

Click on the “Package registration” button below to register quickly and securely online.

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Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enbales you to join the webinar via your browser. For the best webinar experience, we recommend using one of the following browsers:

 

About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
 
Katrin Hunholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager

The ciopora Academy testimonialS

“The CIOPORA workshop held in August 2019 in St. Charles/Chicago was a great opportunity to meet with companies active in asexually propagated plants and discuss common challenges in the protection of our crops. The topics were timely and relevant. The session on UPOV, Breeder’s Exemption, and U.S. Plant Patent Law was particularly interesting, as it provided real-life examples of the cross-border legal scenarios. Thanks to the CIOPORA team for always putting together a thoughtful and well-run program"
Amy Martin, Driscoll's
Amy Martin
Director Legal Affairs at Driscoll’s, Inc.
"CIOPORA Academy workshop was a great opportunity to learn varying perspectives on plant IP. All topics presented had value as they pertain to my daily work; however, I was particularly interested in the topics on Utility Patents and Plant Variety Protection (PVP) for asexually reproduced plants. Both speakers provided in-depth analysis of the different scope of protections under these two systems. The comfortable atmosphere of the workshops at the Hotel Baker was a wonderful location to network with like-minded colleagues."
Jim R. Holm
Licensing Associate at Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
20/04/2020 – NEW! The CIOPORA Breeding Academy Marrakesh

20/04/2020 – NEW! The CIOPORA Breeding Academy Marrakesh

Join the CIOPORA Breeding Academy! A brand new addition to the CIOPORA Academy program – the CIOPORA Breeding Academy will be launched on April 20, 2020, on the fringes of the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. The new program is designed specifically for