The Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA) is hosting a technical education unit on April 21, 2016 at the Bayer Crop Science division offices in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The technical education unit will include an overview of systems for IP protection, industry licensing issues, and economic espionage as well as a tour of the Bee Health Center and Seed Detection labs.
Space is limited and is filling up quickly. Please RSVP to SIPA by April 14, 2016. Contact James Weatherly to RSVP. Phone: 303-861-2900 Email:

9:00 to 9:30 am
IP Readiness—Systems for protecting IP
* Please note guests will need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the meeting to go through security processing and watch a short safety video.
9:00 to 10:50 am
Seed industry specific licensing issues including:
1. Licensing conventional germplasm;
2. Licensing germplasm with expired traits;
3. Licensing germplasm abroad.
11:00 to 11:50 am
FBI presentation on economic espionage
12:00 to 3:00 pm
Lunch will be provided and then tours of the Bee Health Center and Seed Detection labs
* Please note direct competitors of Bayer will only be able to tour the Bee Health Care Center.