February 26-28, 2018
North Carolina, USA

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Workshop A
Monday 26th February 2018

09.00 - 12.00

Patentability of the Plant Microbiome: From Metagenomics to Consortia


Workshop Leader: Megan Lyman, Director, IP, Regulatory and Product Development , AgTech Accelerator


  • Metagenomic databases can be patented
  • Using accession depositories to assure enablement
  • Challenging the PTO with patentabilty of consortia as “undue experimentation”

Megan Lyman, Director, IP, Regulatory and Product Development , AgTech Accelerator

Megan Lyman

Megan Lyman brings experience in creating and supporting IP portfolios for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and Universities to AgTech Accelerator.  Starting her legal career at Jones Day, Ms. Lyman practiced in IP litigation and prosecution before opening her own practice.  With a focus in the life sciences, Ms. Lyman assists scientists and business people alike in determining a comprehensive IP strategy.  Her clients are guided from the initial stages of patent landscaping and freedom to operate, to patent prosecution, and through Inter Partes Review.  Ms. Lyman also provides IP diligence, licensing, and trademark support.

 

Ms. Lyman obtained her B.S. in biology from Allegheny College, a Masters in molecular biology from the University of Colorado, and J.D. from Pepperdine University.