June 10, 2014 18:00 ( Age: 7 Years)

DLA Piper IP Lecture Series

"Biotechnology and Software Patents - Transatlantic Controversies"

Bucerius Law School, its Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy, and DLA Piper cordially invite you to the DLA Piper IP Lecture:

"Biotechnology and Software Patents - Transatlantic Controversies"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
18:00 - 19:30
Reception to follow

Professor Dan L. Burk (UC Irvine)

moderated by
Dr. Kristoff M. Ritlewski (Bucerius Law School)

Bucerius Law School (Room U.56)
Jungiusstrasse 6
20355 Hamburg

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The law of patentable subject matter has been in flux now for nearly three decades. On both sides of the Atlantic, courts, administrative agencies, and legislators have struggled with the application of patent law to biotechnology and computer software. But the law on biological and digital code is converging on similar doctrines for information technologies. In this lecture Professor Burk will discuss the major developments in software and biotechnology patenting in Europe and in North America, demonstrating the parallel approaches taken by jurisdictions on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the common issues posed by both technologies.

For other questions about the event, email karsten.windler(at)law-school(dot)de