Mossoff Participates in Fifth Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum
Professor Adam Mossoff was a program participant in the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Fifth Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum held April 26 in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s event was “Intellectual Property’s Impact on Jobs and the Global Economy.“
In light of the March 2010 Myriad decision in which the Southern District Court of New York held gene patents to be invalid, Mossoff debated Professor Joshua Sarnoff of DePaul University School of Law on the topic “The Myriad Challenge: Do Biotech Patents Encourage or Deter Innovation?” The two examined the potential impact the court’s decision will have on the biotech industry and the future of biotech-generated pharmaceuticals.
The World Intellectual Property Day Forum is held each year as a non-partisan event designed to help commemorate World Intellectual Property Day in April.