From the Patent Doc blog, an announcement of an upcoming course examining whole genome sequencing and gene patents. The one-hour webinar is entitled "Whole-Genome Sequencing v. Gene Patents: The Coming Showdown" and will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 beginning at 2:00 PM (ET).
The webinar will address the question: when sequencing all or a portion of an individual's genome, are individual gene patents infringed upon by either the company providing the sequence, a company selling software to analyze the sequence, or the individual purchasing or requesting it?
The registration fee for the webinar is $100 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.
Given the Government's filing of an amicus brief in the Myriad gene case, and its announcement that it will reverse its long-standing position favoring gene patents, this CLE program would seem to be particularly pertinent.
Posted by Bruce Lehr October 30th 2010.