Program
Morning session 9.30-12.30
Introduction Angela Santoni -- FP
Head of Department of Medicina Molecolare
Educational and research activities
at Sapienza in the biomedical field
Intellectual property and EPO: Short
introduction by Dr Maria Fotaki
European Patent Office examiners meet
scientists of Sapienza University of Rome
Friday, november 28th
9.30 - 17.00
Aula degli Organi Collegiali
Rettorato – Sapienza University of Rome
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
00185 Roma
The European Patent Office - EPO contributes
to innovation across Europe, and play a leading
role in developing an effective global patent
system.
Sapienza research community has the chance
to meet EPO officiers, to enrich and integrate
its knowledge about licensing and pre-licensing
procedures, especially in the fields of medicine
and biotechnology.
Moreover, during the meeting, Sapienza
will present its expertise and best practices
in the above mentioned scientific areas,
looking for future exploitations
and development.
Content: Intellectual property basics, EPO,
patenting principles
GMP expansion of NK cells and possible
clinical application
Simone Ferrari – RP - Department
of Biologia e Biotecnologie Charles Darwin
Cell-based Immunotherapy, examination
practice at the EPO
by Dr Andreas Gruber
The plant cell wall: from basic research
to biotechnological uses
Content: Requirements for patentability,
latest developments and case law
Patentability requirements and exceptions:
A practical approach in Biotechnology
by Dr Laurent Deleu
Discussion
Content: Inventive concepts, sufficiency
of disclosure, exceptions to patentability
in the stem cell and plants fields
Giovanni Fernando Torelli – Medical Director
of Clinica di Ematologia, Sapienza University
13.00 – 14.00 Light lunch
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Afternoon session 14.00 – 17.00
Round table with EPO examiners
on patent requirements and examination
approach at EPO, with the participation
of patent attorneys and pratictioners
Moderator: Dr Olga Capasso de Simone & Partners