Law Seminars International (LSI) will be offering a one-hour analysis on "Mayo v. Prometheus" on April 9, 2012 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern). Gregory A. Castanias of Jones Day will moderate a panel including Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff, Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law, who will provide the Petitioner's perspective, and Dr. Hansjorg Sauer, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), who will discuss the practical Implications of the decision for the biotechnology industry. The panel will discuss the Mayo decision and its implications for patent litigation, patent procurement, personalized medicine, and the biotechnology industry as a whole. Among the topics to be covered are:
• How the Mayo decision is likely to reshape the biotechnology industry;
• The likelihood that this decision will encourage new developments in personalized medicine to be hidden from the public and protected as trade secrets;
• How the USPTO is reacting to this ruling;
• How the Federal Circuit's Section 101 jurisprudence is likely to be affected by the Mayo decision;
• How to litigate a Section 101 challenge after Mayo; and
• Whether further amendments to the Patent Act might be on the horizon after Mayo.
A Q&A will follow the presentation and last for up to 30 minutes.
The registration fee is $125 per caller and $50 each additional person on the same line who desires continuing education credit. Those interested in registering for the telebriefing, can do so here.