Monday, February 06, 2006

Latest Version of Stem Cell IP Policy Ready

The Intellectual Property Task Force of the California stem cell agency has met its self-imposed deadline for posting a proposed draft of its rules for sharing the swag.

Last month, Ed Penhoet, chair of the task force, swore that the draft, to be considered by the Oversight Committee this Friday, would be available online by Feb. 5. It was posted at least by Feb. 4. You can read it here.

However, the rest of the agenda for the Oversight Committee consists of little more than brief notations with no backup material, as is usually the case, with only three business days left before the meeting. The Oversight Committee will be very busy at its Stanford session. Not only is intellectual property up for discussion but also proposed rules for ethics and research. Either IP or ethics could easily take up a full day, if the committee had time.

We expect to see more background material on CIRM website, perhaps on Wednesday or Thursday. We will carry items on the material, as warranted.

If you are planning on attending the Stanford meeting, you may want to visit the Stanford web site to figure out parking arrangements, which can be difficult and expensive. We are also told the campus police vigilantly ticket offenders.


  1. Anonymous7:53 PM

    The link to the report doesn't seem to be working.

  2. Try clicking on it again or use this:

  3. Anonymous6:40 PM

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