McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2017 Biotech Roundtable: Genetic Editing in Ag Biotech set for October 24, 2017 in Research Triangle Park, NC. MBHB partner Steven Sarussi is set to participate on behalf of the firm.
The seventh annual Biotech Roundtable, held in conjunction with the CAST Annual Board Meeting, will be hosted this year by the American Agricultural Law Association and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. This meeting will highlight opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, both scientifically and legally, for innovation in agricultural biotechnology when using genetic editing tools, such as CRISPR, TALENs and ODM. The morning session will host scientists as they discuss the latest innovations and challenges found in funding, staffing and other related issues that arise in the launch of products using an innovative technology. Following the lunchtime keynote, legal counsel will report on the latest twists in global regulatory approaches, Syngenta’s pending class action suit regarding the U.S. disruption of corn exports to China, and the patentability and litigation over ownership of genetic editing tools.