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ASP Officers and Executive Committee respond to USPTO guidance directives

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The officers and members of the ASP Executive Committee have submitted a letter to provide comment on a new guidance document at USPTO (, Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products (Guidance), which has implications for the patenting of natural products, derivatives and those compounds that are modifications of or inspired by natural products.  Read the letter here.

ASP Officer Election

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The balloting for the election of 2014-2015 officers (Vice-President and Executive Committee Member) closes May 2, 2014.  Please vote using the ballot sent by e-mail.

Abstract Deadline Extended

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Annual Meeting has been extended to April 28, 2014.  Abstract submission and meeting details are available at

Natural Products. A Celebration and a Resurrection with Reverse Pharmacology

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Natural Products Conference, Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort, 10-14-July 2014

Speakers:  David Kingston, Mukund Chorghade, William Gerwick, Jon Clardy, Ashok Vaidya, Sidney Hecht, David Sherman, Robert H. Grubbs, Makarand Gore, Colin Suckling, Rajashree Kashalkar, Shugeng Cao, Dulcie Mulholland.

Second Annual Norman R. Farnsworth Lectureship in Pharmacognosy

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
[Postponed] Second Annual Norman R. Farnsworth Lectureship in Pharmacognosy
Koji Nakanishi, PhD
“Bio-Organic Study on Ginkgolides”
Friday, March 21, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm (lecture), Room 134-1
4:30-5:30 pm (reception), Room 2 North
UIC College of Pharmacy
833 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
RSVP by March 18 to Deb Fox, 312.996.0160,