Live Webinars

Insights into Plant Variety Protection and Variety Licensing

Date: January 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Join this webinar and learn the fundamentals of U.S. intellectual property protection for plants by comparing and contrasting plant variety protection (PVP), versus utility patents and the main criteria for obtaining PVP. The second component discussed will be the aspects of licensing PVP varieties, looking into both the licensor and licensee responsibilities and obligations. Registration Open! 

Boardroom Bound

Date: February 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Have you ever wondered what it takes to participate on a corporate or scientific advisory board? This is an elusive subject to many, but it particularly affects women. Women hold just a small number of board seats (both Corporate and Scientific Advisory Boards). In 2015, the 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index of Fortune 1000 companies showed that 17.9% of corporate directors were women. That number drops to 10% for biotech companies. These numbers are disproportional when you consider that women comprise about half of the total U.S. workforce, hold half of all management positions, and are responsible for almost 80% of all consumer spending.  Another longitudinal study  including 500 companies, suggested that  the percentage of women on SABs never exceeded 10.2%. In the meantime overwhelming evidence from various sources states that companies with more diversity at the highest levels see a higher return on investment overall. This FREE webinar will review best practices, existing programs and other efforts to demystify this process. Registration now open!