Tag: Intellectual Property

01/04/2021 – R&D Agreements and Classic Disputes Resulting therefrom

01/04/2021 – R&D Agreements and Classic Disputes Resulting therefrom

The ciopora academy 2021 Webinar Series 1, Webinar 3: R&D Agreements and Classic Disputes Resulting therefrom. Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: April 1, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 

25/03/2021 –  Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and IP Ownership across Jurisdictions

25/03/2021 – Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and IP Ownership across Jurisdictions

The ciopora academy 2021 Webinar Series 1, Webinar 2 Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and IP Ownership across Jurisdictions Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: March 25, 2021 – 9 am CET Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, 

18/03/2021 – How to Prevent Exhaustion of PVRs on Plants and Harvested Material?

18/03/2021 – How to Prevent Exhaustion of PVRs on Plants and Harvested Material?

The ciopora academy 2021

Webinar Series 1, Webinar 1:

How to prevent exhaustion of PVRs on plants and harvested material?

 

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from the US, Europe and Middle East:

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
4 pm London
5 pm CET/Europe

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Recommended for participants from the US, Australia and New Zealand.

2 pm US Pacific
4 pm US Central
5 pm US Eastern
9 pm London
10 pm CET/Europe
March 19:
8 am Sydney, AUS
10 am Wellington, NZ

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What will I learn?

Exhaustion of breeder’s IP rights, including Community Plant Variety Rights and U.S. Plant Patents, may seriously harm the legitimate interests of right holders and their licensees. Exhaustion may also affect the legal protection of harvested material.

This webinar will include a discussion on when exhaustion applies from both a European and U.S. rights perspective (including an examination of the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Lexmark decision), possible ways to prevent exhaustion, and the impact of exhaustion on the cascade protection of harvested material (among others – under the Nadorcott judgment from the European Court of Justice).

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Partner at Panitch Schwarze, USA

Dr. 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.

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Co-founding Partner at Louwers IP | Technology Advocaten, the Netherlands

With a track record of 35 years as a Dutch lawyer, Ernst-Jan has a vast experience as a specialized IP, technology and contract lawyer and litigator. After 20 years in a large law firm, he started an IP and technology boutique firm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten in 2006. His practice covers IP and commercial aspects of plant breeding, distribution, and commercialization. This includes drafting of licensing contracts, advice, compliance, arbitration, and litigation. Among others, he is a lawyer member to CIOPORA and the Dutch plant breeder association Plantum, as well as several national and international associations on IP and IP litigation.

Registration

The CIOPORA Acadamy maintains the reduced webinar rates in 2021!

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.

Join the Webinar 1 in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 1/2021 by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

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

Click on the “Webinar ticket” button below to register quickly and securely online.

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Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 1/2021, including:

  • March 18  – How to prevent exhaustion of PVRs on plants and harvested material?
  • March 25 – Webinar 2: Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and Ownership across Jurisdictions. Learn more
  • April 1 – Webinar 3: R&D agreements and classic disputes resulting therefrom. Learn more.

Webinar savings package:

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

Click on the “Webinar package” button below to register quickly and securely online.

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

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
Stay tuned for the webinar series 2/2021!

Stay tuned for the webinar series 2/2021!

The CIOPORA Academy is coming back in June 2021 After the successful completion of the CIOPORA Academy Spring Webinar Series (1/2021), we are currently gearing up for the summer webinar program. On June 3, 10 and 17, we shall once again welcome our attendees in our 

17/09/2020 – Webinar 3: Variety Collections and Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports

17/09/2020 – Webinar 3: Variety Collections and Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports

The ciopora academy Webinar series “Technical Aspects of UPOV” Webinar 3: Variety Collections AND Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 17, 2020 – 9:00 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, 

10/09/2020 – Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of MolTech in DUS Process

10/09/2020 – Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of MolTech in DUS Process

The ciopora academy Webinar series “Technical Aspects of UPOV”

Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of Molecular Techniques in DUS Process

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

8:00 am London
9:00 am CEST/Europe
3:00 pm Beijing, CN
5:00 pm Sydney, AUS
7:00 pm Wellington, NZ

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Recommended for participants from the Americas.

12:00 pm US Pacific
02:00 pm USA Central
03:00 pm USA Eastern
09:00 pm CEST/Europe
September 11, 07:00 am Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for the Session 2.

What will I learn?

In the CIOPORA Academy webinar series in September 2020, three UPOV experts elaborate on the technical aspects of the UPOV regime important to plant breeders.

Webinar 2:

UPOV PRISMA: You will learn all about UPOV PRISMA, UPOV’s web based on-line tool for applicants to apply for PBR in different UPOV members. By storing basic company and variety information repeated filling out of forms and copying mistakes are avoided. As well as saving
time, a clever use of standardised terms in different languages solves translating problems. In a number of cases the tool can lead to paperless applications.

MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES: The use of molecular techniques in the DUS process is the second topic of this day. While breeders are increasingly using molecular techniques in their breeding programs, the use of such techniques in the DUS process is in its infancy. The introduction of molecular methods is done carefully in order not to undermine the effectiveness of PBR. At the same time, their potential will be presented and how this is being developed in a way that maintains a harmonized approach within UPOV. The UPOV position on the use of the different  techniques will be explained.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Benjamin Rivoire

Benjamin Rivoire

Head of Seed Sector Cooperation and Regional Development at UPOV, Business Focal Point for UPOV PRISMA

Mr Philippe Benjamin (Ben) Rivoire joined UPOV in 2012, after having started his career in the fruit production sector in Spain and Africa and in the vegetable breeding industry. Ben is now the Head of Seed Sector Cooperation and Regional Development (Africa, Arab Countries) in UPOV. On the technical side, he is in charge of the support for the UPOV Technical Working Parties for Fruit Crops and Vegetables. On the development and regional side, he is contributing to the delivery of UPOV’s program of assistance in Africa and the Middle East and in charge of the Cooperation with the Seed sector. Last but not least, from the business perspective, he is in charge of UPOV PRISMA, the PBR On-line Application Tool, driving the Tool development in line with the needs and expectations of the applicants and the breeding industry.

Manabu Suzuki

Manabu Suzuki

Technical/Regional Officer (Asia) at UPOV

Mr Manabu Suzuki joined the UPOV Office on June 1, 2020, as a Technical/Regional Officer (Asia). Mr Suzuki, a national of Japan, holds an M.S. degree in Agricultural Science. From 2000 to 2009, he worked as a Technical Officer in the Production Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) and as an Assistant Director for the Assistant Director for Coordination Division, Secretariat of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council.  Between 2009 and 2012, he worked at the Embassy of Japan in India as a Second Secretary in the Economic Section. In 2012, he returned to MAFF as Deputy Director, Plant Quarantine Office, Plant Protection Division, followed by the position of the Deputy Director of the Research Policy Planning Division. In 2017, Mr Suzuki became Deputy Director, Plant Variety Protection Office, Intellectual Property Division at MAFF, where his responsibilities included management of the Plant Variety Protection policy at international and national level.

Kees van Ettekoven

Kees van Ettekoven

Senior PVP Policy Advisor & Chair of the UPOV Technical Committee

Cornelis (Kees) van Ettekoven has been active in horticulture and Plant Variety Protection for over 45 years. Kees worked in various positions at Naktuinbouw, the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture, consecutively serving as a Head of IT Department, the Registration and Documentation Department, and the Variety Testing Department, overseeing the Dutch DUS testing of all species for Plant Breeders’ Rights and National Listing. Today, Kees serves as a Senior PVP Policy Advisor, is a member of the Plant Breeders’ Rights chamber of the Court of Justice in the Hague, and coordinates the IPKey program for China, Latin America and South-East Asia at the CPVO. At UPOV, he is a past Chairman of the UPOV Technical Committee, the UPOV Technical Working Group Vegetables, and the UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques and DNA-Profiling in Particular (BMT).

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Head of Technical Affairs and Regional Development at UPOV

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.

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 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 September 2020. 

Join the Webinar 2 of the September webinar 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

Click on the “Webinar ticket” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.

Save 15% and join all three webinars in the September series, including:

  • Sept 3 – Webinar 1: Variety Names and DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations
  • Sept 10 – Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of Molecular Techniques in DUS Process
  • Sept 17 –Webinar 3: Variety Collections and Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports.

Webinar savings package rates:

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

Click on the “Webinar package” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions

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 Huhnholz, 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.
03/09/2020 – Webinar 1: DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations

03/09/2020 – Webinar 1: DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations

The ciopora academy Webinar series “Technical Aspects of UPOV” Webinar 1: DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 3, 2020 – 9:00 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, Australia, 

2/07/2020 – Webinar “Basic Considerations on How to Set up a Club System”

2/07/2020 – Webinar “Basic Considerations on How to Set up a Club System”

  July 2, 2020 – Webinar “Basic considerations on how to set up a club system” Date & Sessions Average session duration: 75 min Session 1: July 2, 2020 – 10 AM CEST (Hamburg, Germany) 9 AM BST (London) 10 AM CEST (Hamburg) – Speaker’s 

25/06/2020 – Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina”

25/06/2020 – Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina”

 

June 25, 2020 – Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina”

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: 75 min

9 AM EDT (New York)
10 AM ART (Buenos Aires) – Speaker’s time zone
2 PM BST (London)
3 PM CEST (Berlin)
4 PM IST (Tel Aviv)

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for this session

June 25:

3 PM PDT (San Francisco)
6 PM EDT (New York)

7 PM ART (Buenos Aires) – Speaker’s time zone

June 26:

8 AM AEST (Sydney)
10 AM NZST (Wellington)

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What will I learn?

The webinar will provide an overview of the Plant Breeders Right regime in Argentina, including:

– Scope of the protection
The National Seed Law Nº20.247
– Exceptions and requirements
– PVR and Patents in Argentina, the relationship between them.
– The National Institute of Seed Register
– Fruits and Ornamentals in Argentina – other regulations and news.  

Meet the speaker

María Laura Villamayor

María Laura Villamayor

Coordinator of IP and Plant Genetic Resources, National Seed Institute, Argentina

Laura is a recognized specialist in Seed Legislation, Intellectual Property protection and International Relations. Having joined the National Seed Institute (INASE) in 2000, Laura has become INASE Coordinator in 2017. In this position, she is Argentina’s delegate at UPOV, FAO and other international bodies. On the national level, she represents INASE at Commissions at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Laura holds a graduate degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property Rights from the University of Buenos Aires. Following her interest in plant genetics, Laura also took a Postgraduate Course on Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources. Currently, she is adding a Master in International Strategy and Politics at the Maimonides University in Buenos Aires to her academic record. Laura is an author of several publications on PBR and plant genetics.

Registration

REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: At the CIOPORA Academy, we are committed to providing accessible education offerings to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe may presently face, we have lowered our webinar rates from EUR 149.00 to EUR 99.00 (Member) and EUR 299.00 to EUR 199.00 (Guest). A further 15% reduction is offered in the Webinar Package, containing three webinars in June/July 2020. 

SINGLE WEBINAR REGISTRATION: includes only the CIOPORA Academy Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina“.

Opt for the single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

 

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 99.00
  • Guest: EUR 199.00

Click on the “Webinar ticket” button below to register quickly and securely online.

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

  • June 18 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit under the Budapest Treaty” – learn more
  • June 25 – Webinar “PBR in Argentina” 
  • July 2 – Webinar “Basic Considerations on how to Set up a Club System” –  learn more
  • CIOPORA Member Webinar Package: 249.00 EUR
  • Guest Webinar Package: 499.00 EUR

Click on the “Webinar package” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions

Webinar user manual

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

Download The Webinar User 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 allows you to join webinars via 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 Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager
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.
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