Intellectual Property in Agriculture: The International Policy Agenda Conference

This conference examined international issues in intellectual property in the wake of the WTO Ministerial Conference at Doha. International experts, Australian analysts and industry representatives explored the policy implications of such issues as plant patenting and plant variety rights, access to genetic resources, and geographical indications.

Speakers and topics:
Lindsay Adler, Business Manager, CSIRO Plant Industry, Managing IP and Public Interest Research
Bruce Drinkwater, Consultant, Southcorp, Wine Geographical Indications and International Negotiations
Dr Ian Heath, 
Director General, IP Australia, Emerging International Issues in IP
Dr Margaret Llewelyn, 
Faculty of Law, Sheffield UniversityPatents, Breeders Rights and Plant Innovations - The European Perspective
Cheryl McCafferyPrincipal, EclIPse IP ManagementStrategic Issues in Managing Biotechnology IP
Allan McKinnon
, Assistant Secretary, Agriculture Trade Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Agriculture and IP Issues in the WTO
Dr Kate Murashige, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLPPharmaceuticals And Agriculture: Will Intellectual Property Play Out In Similar Ways? 
Dr John H Skerritt, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, IP and Agriculture Biotechnology in Developing Countries
Antony Taubman, Senior Lecturer, ACIPA, ANU, Cereal Offenders? Owning, Controlling and Exploiting Biological Resources
Bernard Wonder, Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,Agricultural Intellectual Property and Future Prosperity - Meeting the Policy Challenges