Thursday, October 27, 2005

Agenda for IP Hearing Monday

Here is the text of the draft agenda for next Monday's legislative hearing into intellectual property and the California stem cell agency.

Joint Informational Hearing

Senate Health Committee
Senate Subcommittee on Stem Cell Research Oversight
Assembly Health Committee
Assembly Judiciary Committee

Senator Deborah Ortiz
Assemblymembers Wilma Chan and Dave Jones

“Implementation of Proposition 71:
Options for Handling Intellectual Property Associated
with Stem Cell Research Grants”

Draft Agenda

I. Opening Remarks (9:30 – 9:45)
· Senator Deborah Ortiz, Chair, Senate Health Committee and the Subcommittee on Stem Cell Research Oversight
· Assemblymember Wilma Chan, Chair, Assembly Health Committee
· Assemblymember Dave Jones, Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee
· Other members present

II. Purpose and Intent of Proposition 71 Intellectual Property Provisions (9:45 – 10:00)
· Dan Carson, Legislative Analyst Office
· Francisco Martin, Legislative Counsel (available for questions)

III. Constraints on IP Options From Use of Tax-Exempt Bonds (10:00 – 10:25)
· Juan Fernandez, Treasurer’s Office
· Bill Heir, Legislative Counsel
· Perry Israel, Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe

IV. CCST Report and Status of ICOC policy (10:25 – 11:00)
· James Pooley, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
· Ed Penhoet, Vice Chairman, Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee

V. The Bayh Dole Act as a Model for Intellectual Property Policy forProposition 71 (11:00 – 11:55)
· Rebecca Eisenberg, Professor, University of Michigan Law School
· Alan Bennett, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of California - Davis
· Merrill Goozner, Center for Science in the Public Interest
· Jennifer Washburn, Fellow, New America Foundation and author

VI. Alternative Models for Developing IP Policy (11:55 – 12:25)
· Labeeb Abboud, General Counsel, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
· Carol Mimura, Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC – Berkeley

VII. Stakeholder Perspectives (12:25 – 12:50)
· Jesse Reynolds, Center for Genetics and Society
· David Gollaher, President and CEO, California Healthcare Institute
· Jean Ross, California Budget Project

VIII. Public Testimony (12:50 – 1:20)

IX. Closing Remarks (1:20 – 1:30)

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