Wednesday 7 June 2017
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
The lecture will look at the patenting of DNA as a case study to explore the origins and history of patenting and the application of patenting to medical treatments.
This meeting will also include a discussion of the historical origin of patents in England; the transmission of English patent law to the colonies, and a case study of the patentability of diagnostic tests (including DNA elements) and the impact of Brexit upon UK patent law. The presentation will also consider the patentability of surgery and pharmaceutical treatments.
After the meeting, there will be a two course dinner for pre-registered delegates only.
Annual general meeting
Introduction by the President
Dr Julie Papworth, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine
The patentability of medical treatments
Winthrop Professor Michael Blakeney, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia and Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary University of London
Completion of evaluation forms
Close of meeting
Dinner - for those who have pre-booked
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