BIO Highlights the Value of Intellectual Property for Animal Biotechnology at the 2014 Livestock Biotech Summit

2014 BIO Livestock BiotechSummit

WASHINGTON--()--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that it will showcase a series of unique sessions at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology. Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to help spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health. BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be held September 16-18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

“Intellectual Property is critical to protecting innovation and attracting investment for animal biotechnology. Understanding how to properly protect innovation is highly important to the future success of this industry,” said Cathy Enright, Executive Vice President, Food and Agriculture at BIO. “We are pleased that Polsinelli PC is able to provide attendees at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit a unique view into the important role that patents play in the animal biotechnology industry.”

On Thursday, September 18, the Intellectual Property: Value to Animal Biotechnology session is scheduled to occur 8:45 am – 10:15 am and will discuss the role of intellectual property in a commercial context and the current events impacting the rights of patent holders. Following this session, BIO is set to host Polsinelli’s second panel discussion, Human and Animal Health Solutions, from 10:30am – 12:00pm. Here, presenters will address how animal biotechnology can act as powerful tool to meet human and animal health needs.

“Intellectual Property is critical to the Livestock industry, both in the United States and internationally,” said Tim Worrall, patent attorney and shareholder at the law firm Polsinelli PC. “Changes in intellectual property law are impacting the ability to protect technology which in ways will affect the bottom line of existing and future product lines. Our panel seeks to highlight how intellectual property can affect the bottom line of companies, and its role in a corporate and university environment.”

Worrall is available to speak to the media prior and following the summit.

BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit three day program will include a number of leading experts in the field of animal biotechnology to share their experiences and insights into this promising field, including keynote addresses by Dr. Richard Raymond, former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Dr. James Murray, Professor Animal Science and Population Health at the University of California at Davis.

Additionally, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will attend the Summit on Wednesday, September 17 and will speak to attendees about how South Dakota is leading the way with the kind of technology that allows us to live longer, healthier lives.

Visit BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit website for program updates and news on summit registration, events and speakers. All Livestock Biotech Summit sessions are open to credentialed media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications. Pre-registration for reporters is now open.

About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter.” Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

About Polsinelli

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*Law360, March 2014

Upcoming BIO Events

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

BIO Investor Forum
October 7-8, 2014
San Francisco, CA

BIO Europe 2014
November 3-5, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

BIO IPCC Conference
November 10-12, 2014
Nashville, TN

BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy
December 7-9, 2014
San Diego, CA

BIO International Convention
June 15-18, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Caitlin Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech, #BIOLivestock14
or
Polsinelli
Tim Worrall, 720-931-1198

Release Summary

Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health at the 2014 BIO LBS

Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Caitlin Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech, #BIOLivestock14
or
Polsinelli
Tim Worrall, 720-931-1198