Videos from the “Intellectual Property and the Biosciences” symposium, held on 7 July 2010 at the University of Leeds as part of the White Rose IPBio Project, are now available for free viewing and download at: http://ipbio.org/WRIPBiomedia.htm
The day offered perspectives from a range of disciplines and domains, including history of science, social studies of science, legal studies, patent law and science policy. The speakers were Robert Cook-Deegan (Duke), Daniel Kevles (Yale), Bronwyn Parry (Queen Mary), Jane Calvert (Edinburgh), Aurora Plomer (Sheffield), Antony Taubman (World Trade Organization), Lady Lisa Markham (Harrison Goddard Foote, patent attorneys, Leeds) and Rebecca Eisenberg (Michigan).
The symposium marked the public launch of the White Rose IPBio Project, which brings together staff and students from across the White Rose universities (York, Sheffield and Leeds). The aim is to stimulate better understanding of the role of intellectual-property arrangements, past and present, in shaping the biological and biomedical sciences and their impact.