Day 1

01 September 2016

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Dr.Dr. Alois Leidwein, Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer, AGES
• Seminar Outline
• Presentation of Speakers 

10:15 Keynotes: The Changing Landscape and Management of Rights in Plant Breeding

DI Charlotte Leonhardt, Head of Division for Food Security, AGES
“Challenges for Plant Breeding, Seed Certification and the Maintenance of a National Gene Bank in a Small EU Member State”

Dr. Johannes Werner, Head of International Relations, Austrian Patent Office
“Science and Patent Granting Authorities in a Changing Regulatory Environment: Patentability of (Plant) Biotechnology Inventions”

Mr Stephen Smith, Chair of the IP Committee, International Seed Federation (ISF)
“Intellectual Property Management for Plant Breeders – Combining the Use of Patents, Plant Breeders’ Rights, Trade Secrets and Contracts”: Pragmatic balances to optimise innovation and social welfare.

12:30 Lunch

13:30  “The Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – Practical Implementation Of The Protocol”
Mr. Timothy James Hodges, former Co-chair of the CBD Working Group which negotiated the Nagoya Protocol and Professor of Practice, Global Strategic Affairs
Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), McGill University, Canada

14:00 “Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention”
Ms Yolanda Huerta, Legal Counsel, Office of UPOV

14:30 “Agricultural Crops of the Multilateral System of the International Treaty - What You Should Know as Users” 
Dr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

15:00 “Genetic Material and Genomic Data: A Comprehensive View on the Application of IPRs and ABS”
Prof. Jerome Reichman, Duke University, USA

15:30 Coffee

16:00  “International Licensing Platform Vegetable: access to patents, covering biological material”
Mr. Chris van Winden, Director of the International Licensing Platform Vegetable (ILP)

16:30  “Plant variety protection and patents on plant related inventions: Examples of enforcement cases in India.”
Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran LLP, New Delhi, India

17:00  “Indian Biological Diversity Act, 2002- Its Implementation and Access and Benefit Sharing”
Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran LLP, New Delhi, India

18:30   Conference Dinner (incl. special guest Josef Glößl, Vice Rector for Research and International Research Collaboration at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria)


Day 2

02 September 2016

Part 2: European Implementation

09:00   “The Nagoya Protocol – Practical Implementation of the Protocol”  
Alicja Kozłowska, European Commission, Policy officer, DG Environment

09:30   “Sector-specific issues in relation to the EU Regulation implementing the Nagoya Protocol"
Mr. Bert Visser, Ministry of Agriculture, Netherlands

10:00   “Administrative Procedures and the Role of a National Plant Variety Protection Authority”
Mag. Josefine Sinkovits, Head of Austrian Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES)

10:30 Coffee

11:00   “Patent Protection for Plant Inventions: European Directive 98/44 on the Patentability of Biotechnological Inventions – Practical Cases Broccoli and Tomatoes”
Dr. Maria Krenn, Austrian Patent Office, Director Biotechnology

11:30   National Implementation in Testing”
DI Paul Freudenthaler, Department Plant Genetic Resources, AGES

12:00   “The New Compliance Obligations for Users of Genetic Resources under the Nagoya Protocol and EU Regulation 511/2014”
Dr. Petra Engel, Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy

12:30  Lunch

13:30   “Implementation of the International Treaty and EU Regulation 511/2014 into National Law”
Thomas Meier, Senior Advisor, Division for Biodiversity and Biopatents, Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Bonn, Germany 

14:00   “Possible User Strategies: Integrating Intellectual Property and Access and Benefit-Sharing Management”
Dr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

14:30   “Practical Needs of Plant Breeders and the Seed Industry Regarding the Implementation of the International Regime of Access and Benefit Sharing”
Mr Michael Keller, Secretary General, International Seed Federation (ISF) (invited)

15:00   Discussion with speakers of the second day

Chair:  Dr.Dr. Alois Leidwein, Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer, AGES

15:30   Closure