The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Whole-Genome Sequencing v. Gene Patents: The Coming Showdown" on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 beginning at 2:00 PM (ET). The IPO 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 webinar will also look at who the direct infringer would be, and whether someone would be liable for indirect infringement. The speakers include Patent Docs author Kevin Noonan of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Ned Israelsen of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP; and Ken Chahine of the University of Utah. 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.