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NYC LOCAL: Monday 12 March 2007 Cardozo Law School: James Boyle on Synth
NYC LOCAL: Monday 12 March 2007 Cardozo Law School: James Boyle on Synthetic Biology and Patent Law
12 Mar 2007 00:44:16 -0400
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Subject: [free-culture] James Boyle @ Cardozo
Free Culture @ NYU,
Free culture friend, public domain scholar and Duke Law
professor Jamie Boyle will giving a talk at Cardozo Law School
tomorrow and he wanted me to invite you:
*Synthetic Biology The Perfect Storm for Patent Law?
Monday, March 12, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
*Cardozo's Intellectual Property Law Program welcomes James
Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke University,
as this year's annual distinguished lecturer. The talk will be
held in the Moot Court Room followed by a reception in the lobby.
The two defining technologies of the last 30 years are
biotechnology and the networked computer. In both areas, there
has been criticism of the way that intellectual property
policy, specifically patent law, has adapted. Critics have
charged that the recent business method and software patent
decisions have eroded patent law's traditional insistence on
leaving algorithms and ideas in the public domain. In the
world of biotechnology, expansive gene patents and low standards
of obviousness have also been the subject of extensive critique.
In this talk, Professor Boyle will discuss the relevance of those
criticisms to an emerging field, synthetic biology, which has
elements of both software and genetic engineering. Will this be
the place in which the critics are proven wrong, or the perfect
storm for patent law, combining the worst of its tendencies in
both software and biotechnology?
And don't forget:
Free Culture @ NYU and Information Law Institute Student Association
A Round Table Discussion with Ray Beckerman
of Recording Industry v. The People
6:45pm March 22nd 2007
Room 324 in Furman Hall
Sullivan b/w Wash. Square South and W. 3d Street
Have a good spring break!
President, Free Culture @ NYU
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