Legal and Regulatory Issues in Biotechnology On Monday, March 14, the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society will feature a day-long symposium on the legal aspects of chemistry and biotechnology. This session is jointly sponsored by the Division of Chemistry and the Law, the Biotechnology Secretariat, and the ACS Committee on Patents and Related Matters. Following is a list of topics to be covered in the symposium:
  • Patenting -- why bother?
  • Recent patent law developments involving biotechnology
  • Resolution of inventorship disputes
  • Trade secret protection for biotechnology inventions
  • Key licensing issues from academic and corporate perspectives
  • Current regulatory frame-work for biotechnology products
  • Risk assessment for human gene therapy
  • Deviance, due process, and the disestablishment of science Fuel, silk, sunscreens, clean air, law, and the job market are just a smattering of the wide variety of topics on the agenda at the 207th meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The...
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