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HIPLA September CLE Luncheon

  • September 14, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 609 Main Conference Center, Houston TX 77002

Registration

  • Special registration code required.
  • HIPLA membership is just $90/year for active members, $45/year for retired members, and $25/year for student affiliates. HIPLA membership qualifies you for the member price for HIPLA events. To join, visit https://hipla.org/join GUEST RATE INCREASES $10 AFTER SEPT 7.
  • HIPLA members enjoy discounted registration for this program, and may include guests at the non-discounted rate. MEMBER RATE INCREASES $10 AFTER SEPT 7.
  • Law students who are members of HIPLA may register at this rate. Student membership is just $25/year. To join, visit https://hipla.org/join

Register

 


Register early and save!  Registration fees increase $10 after Sept. 7.


Agenda for HIPLA CLE lunches:

  • Meeting opens at 11:30 AM for networking.
  • Program begins promptly at 12:00 noon and adjourns no later than 1:00 PM.
  • To invite friends or colleagues to this event, please share the event link from the HIPLA events calendar
  • If you have any questions, please contact George Webb, HIPLA Meeting Arrangements & Programs Chair, at (713) 269-5061 or gwebb@rice.edu


To March-In or Not March-In: That is the Question

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Defense

Join us as an expert panel discusses an under-appreciated but potentially powerful right in federally-funded inventions.

Since 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act has enabled businesses (large and small), non-profit organizations, and academic institutions to obtain title to patents resulting from inventions developed through federal grants.  In exchange, the U.S. Government retains certain rights and control over these patents -- including the right to “march in” and compel licensing of the patented invention in any field of use, if certain conditions are not met.

This panel will survey the meaning and potential impact of this latent governmental power, including:

  • When march-in can happen, and the probability of it happening. 
  • Petitions in which the government was asked to “march in.”
  • New interpretations that threaten to expand the scope and reach of march-in authority.

While March-In Rights loom across many industries, certain advocates are using new interpretations of March-In Rights to propose wide-ranging governmental price controls on patented products. Is this appropriate?  Or does such a step misconstrue the Bayh-Dole Act and potentially reduce or eliminate incentives for using federal funds for important research, particularly when the researcher has made significant investments in the patented invention?

*Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act, P.L. 96-517 (Dec. 12, 1980), codified at 94 Stat. 3015, 35 U.S.C. § 200–212.

Panelists:

  • Ferran Prat, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Vice President, Research Administration and Industry Relations, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jeremy McKown, J.D., Vice-President of Law, Janssen Research and Development LLC
  • Andrew M. London, J.D., FoleyHoag LLP
  • Carol M. Nielsen, J.D., Nielsen IP Law LLC, Moderator

Thanks to the generous support of Nielsen IP Law LLC, complimentary parking is available.  Parking instructions will be included in the confirmation and reminder emails sent to registrants. 


Community Sponsor:

BIOHOUSTON

BioHouston, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] corporation founded by Houston area academic/research institutions. We are leading a broad effort to establish the Houston region as a vigorous global competitor in life science and biotechnology commercialization. 

Location:

609 Main Conference Center
609 Main St - 2d floor
Houston TX 77002

HIPLA extends profound thanks to Carol Nielsen of Nielsen IP Law for arranging the speakers and facility.

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Now is the ideal time to join HIPLA or renew your membership.  Renew now to enjoy member rates for this CLE luncheon and the upcoming HIPLA Fall Institute  Visit https://hipla.org/join

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Have an idea for HIPLA's next CLE?

HIPLA welcomes members to submit proposals for CLE programs for 2022-2023:

  • Proposed topics should be authoritative, timely, and of practical interest to IP attorneys and patent agents who are HIPLA's members.  
  • For details and to submit a proposal, please visit our new portal at https://forms.gle/rKhBr6rMafbw1RVEA 

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