Georgia State Law Centers Host bioip Workshop

The Centers for Intellectual Property and Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law co-hosted the Third Annual bioip Faculty Workshop in May. The workshop was developed through a collaboration of Yaniv Heled, associate professor and co-director of the IP center, Cynthia Ho, Clifford E. Vickrey Research Professor and director, Intellectual Property Program at Loyola

Yaniv Heled

University Chicago School of Law, and Kevin Outterson, N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law at Boston University School of Law.

Sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the bioip workshop focuses on the scholarship of junior faculty writing at the intersection of biotechnology, life sciences, food and drug law and intellectual property.

Articles by Govind Persad, assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins, who has since moved to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Nicholson Price, assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School; and Raphael Zingg, assistant professor at Waseda University, Tokyo, and a research affiliate with the Center for Law & Economics, were selected through a blind review process.

At the workshop, each junior scholar received in-depth feedback on their paper from a panel of interdisciplinary commentators specifically selected based on their expertise. IN addition to Heled, Ho and Outterson, commentators included other Georgia State Law faculty, as well as faculty from other departments at Georgia State and from other institutions.

“The workshop is a wonderful opportunity for junior scholars to learn from senior colleagues in the field,” said Heled. “More importantly, it is an invaluable opportunity for intellectual engagement and building the field of bioip.”