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Bioinformatics IP: A Case Study Approach
United Kingdom - Oxford

Hosted by:UK Bioinformatics Forum
Venue:Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, UK
Dates:Feb 25, 2005 through Feb 25, 2005

Event Registration:2005-01-01 through 2005-01-01
Early Registration Deadline:2005-01-25
You are invited to attend a UK Bioinformatics Forum networking day, "Bioinformatics IP: A Case Study Approach" which will take place on Friday 25th of February 2005, at the Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, UK.

The management and protection of IP are critical to the success of all knowledge based businesses, but the issues facing bioinformatics business are more complex because of issues around protecting software, algorithms and databases.

Using case studies from the bioinformatics (life and medical sciences informatics) sector, expert speakers will discuss crucial issues in securing, managing and protecting IP in this field, covering both the process, the pit falls and opportunities posed by IP. Patent Attorney firms attending include Frank B Dehn & Co, Withers Rogers, Rouse & Co. International and Nabarro Nathanson.

There will be an opportunity for networking before, between and after the talks: refreshments and lunch will be provided. You may also register online at the UK Bioinformatics Forum website.

Presentations included in the programme:

Philip Webber, Frank B Dehn & Co, Patent Attorney: "General Issues in Bioinformatics IP"

Robert Harrison, Rouse Patents: "Protecting Proteins discovered using Bioinformatics Tools - Keynotes and case study involving ICOS Corporation"

Mike Butler, Frank B Dehn, Patent Attorney: "Protecting Bioinformatics software"

George Moore, Bristows solicitors: "EU Database Directive - Impact on Bioinformatics"

Barbara Cookson, Nabarro Nathanson: "Protecting Mathematical Algorithms"

Danny Tuckwell PhD, F2G Ltd, Head of Bioinformatics & IP Manager (title tba)

John Savin PhD, CEO, Physiomics PLC: "A salutary tale of 1 patent, 2 patent agents(and friends), 3 receivers, and 4 lawyers"

Additional Information
Event URL:http://www.bioinformaticsforumuk.net/?nav=event.tem/W8EKDM47AD
ISCB Member Discount:25 percent
Restrictions:No restrictions - open to all
Contact Person:Dr Jonathan Rees ([javascript protected email address])

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