Track B

B9 Physical Sciences Are from Venus, Life Sciences Are from Mars

Track: Licensing Successful Practices

Target Audience: Advanced

Ashley Stevens, Focus IP Group, LLC

David Lund, George Mason University
Kristin Neuman, MPEG LA, LLC
Matteo Sabattini, Ericsson

Physical sciences licensing often involves standards, with patent pools licensed nonexclusively on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms, while life sciences inventions are licensed exclusively, and each company licenses the multiple platforms it needs to achieve freedom-to-operate from the individual owners. The powerful gene editing technology CRISPR may be changing this. A patent pool has been proposed and is gaining some support. In this panel, patent pool licensing in both sectors will be discussed by experts in these fields.

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