World Intellectual Property Organization

Program

Geneva, March 1 to 3, 2006

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

9.00 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome Addresses
 
  • Dr. Kamil Idris
    Director General
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • H.E. Ambassador Enrique Manalo
    Chair of the WIPO General Assembly
  Theme I: Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law: Purpose, Approaches and Limits
10.15 - 10.35 International Patent Law Harmonization, Development and Policy Space for Flexibility
 

Speaker:

Sir John Sulston pdf
Vice Chair
Human Genetics Commission
London

J. Sulston
10.35 - 10.55 The Rationale and Benefits of Patent Law Harmonization
 

Speaker:

Mr. Kenji Kamata pdf
Member
Standing Committee on International Patent
Japan Intellectual Property Association
Tokyo

10.55 - 11.25 Discussion
11.25 - 11:40 Coffee Break
11.40 - 12.00 International Patent Law Harmonization: The View of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
 

Speaker:

Mr. Jonathan Zuck pdf
President
Association for Competitive Technology
Washington, D.C.


Jonathan Zuck
12.00 ? 12.20 International Patent Law Harmonization and Development: The Experience of the Republic of Korea
 

Speaker:

Mr. Daeshik Jeh ppt
Director
Patent Examination Policy Team
Korean Intellectual Property Office
Daejon

Daeshik Jeh
12.20 - 12.40 Patent Law Harmonization and the Draft SPLT
 

Speaker:

Mr. Jerome H. Reichman pdf
Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law
Duke Law School
Durham
North Carolina

Jerome Reichman
12.40 - 13.00 Discussion
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
 

Theme II: Subjects of Patent Law Proposed for Harmonization

14.30 - 15.10 Prior Art-related Issues (definition of prior art, novelty and inventive step)
 

Speakers:

Ms. Anne Rejnhold Jørgensen pdf
Director
International Affairs
Danish Patent and Trademark Office
Taastrup

Mr. Carlos Correa pdf pdf
Director
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

 

Carlos Correa

 

15.10 - 15.30 Discussion
15.30 - 15.45 Treatment of Traditional Knowledge in the Definition of Prior Art
 

Speaker:

Ms. Begoña Venero
Chair
Intellectual Property Board
Peruvian Institute for the Defense of the Consumers, Competition and Intellectual Property
Lima

15.45 - 16.00 Discussion
16.00 - 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 - 17.15 Disclosure of Origin of Genetic Resources, Including Compliance with Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing
 

Speakers:

Mr. Benjamin Zycher pdf
Senior Fellow in Economics
Pacific Research Institute
California

Mr. Joshua Sarnoff pdf pdf
Assistant Director
Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic
Washington College of Law
American University
Washington, D.C.

Mr. André Bourgouin pdf
Vice President
Corporate Intellectual Property
IPSEN - SCRAS
Paris

Mr. Yin Xintian pdf
Director General, Legal Affairs Department
State Intellectual Property Office
Beijing

B. Zycher

A. Bourgouin

Yin Xintian

17.15 - 17.50 Discussion
18.00 Reception at WIPO Lobby

Thursday, March 2, 2006

9.30 - 10.00 Sufficiency of Disclosure (enabling disclosure, disclosure of prior art, best mode)
 

Speakers:

Mr. Carlos Correa pdf

 


Mr. Tim Roberts pdf
Council Member
The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
London

Carlos Correa

Tim Roberts

10.00 - 10.15 Discussion
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 - 11.30 Exclusions from Patentability, Industrial Applicability and Technical Effect
 

Speakers:

Mr. Graham Dutfield pdf
Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow in Intellectual Property Law
Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Queen Mary University of London
London

Mr. Jeffrey Hawley pdf
Immediate Past President
Intellectual Property Owners Association
New York

Mr. Hugh Laddie
IP Consultant
Rouse & Co. International
London

 

 

 

 

J. Hawley

11.30 - 12.00 Discussion
12.00 - 12.40 Exceptions to Patent Rights
 

Speakers:

Mr. Sisule Musungu pdf
Team Leader
Intellectual Property, Investment and Technology Transfer
South Centre
Geneva

Mr. Alain Gallochat pdf
Adviser for Intellectual Property
Ministry for Higher Education and Research
Paris
Representative of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property


Sisule Musungu

Alain Gallochat

12.40 - 13.00 Discussion
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.10 Effective Mechanisms to Challenge the Validity of Patents (pre- and post-grant opposition, revision of the presumption of validity of patents, etc.)
 

Speakers:

Mr. Walter Holzer pdf
Patent Attorney
Schütz and Partners
Vienna

Mr. Narendra Zaveri ppt
Advocate
Mumbai

 

Narenda Zaveri

15.10 - 15.30 Discussion
15.30 - 15.45 Coffee Break
  Theme III: Patents as a Source of Information and Innovation, Transfer of Technology and Licensing Practices
15.45 - 16.05  Accessing the Technology Disclosed in Patent Data and Publications
 

Speaker:

Mr. Johan Amand ppt
Director
International Affairs
European Patent Office
Munich

16.05 - 16.25 Freedom to Operate: Patent Landscapes
 

Speaker:

Mr. David E. Martin pdf ppt
Chief Executive Officer
M CAM
Virginia

D. Martin
16.25 - 16.45 The Role of Patent Statistics
 

Speaker:

Mr. Dominique Guellec ppt
Senior Economist
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris

16.45 - 17.00 Discussion
17.00 - 17.40 Contractual Licenses and Transfer of Technology
 

Speakers:

Mr. Francesco Macchetta ppt
Director, Intellectual Property
Bracco Imaging SpA
Milan

Mr. Frederick M. Abbott pdf ppt
Edward Ball Eminent Scholar
Professor of International Law
Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee
Florida

Francesco Macchetta

F. Abbott

17.40 - 18.00

Discussion

Friday, March 3, 2006

  Theme IV: New Technologies and their Specificities
9.00 - 10.00 Biotechnological Inventions: Patenting of Genes and Life Forms, and the Impact of Patenting on Upstream Science
 

Speakers:

Mr. Joseph Straus ppt
Director and Professor of Law
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
Munich

Sir John Sulston pdf



Ms. Nancy Linck ppt
Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Trade
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Washington, D.C.

Joseph Straus

J. Sulston

10.00 - 10.30 Discussion
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 - 11.45 Software Patents
 

Speakers:

Mr. Jonathan Zuck ppt



Mr. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh pdf
Senior Researcher
United Nations University-MERIT
Maastricht

Mr. Jules Theeuwes ppt
University of Amsterdam & WRR
Amsterdam

Jonathan Zuck

 

Jules Theeuwes

11.45 - 12.15 Discussion
12.15 - 12.45 Patents and Standards
 

Speakers:

Mr. Rigo Wenning
World Wide Web Consortium
Sophia Antipolis

Mr. Benoît Mueller ppt
Director, Software Policy – Europe
Business Software Alliance
Brussels

12.45 - 13.00 Discussion
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
  Theme II continued
14.30 - 14.50 Grace Period
 

Speaker:

Mr. Joseph Straus ppt

Joseph Straus
14.50 - 15.10 Discussion
  Theme V: The Interface of the Patent System with Other Areas of Public Policy
15.10 - 15.50 Patents and Public Health, including Second Use Patents
 

Speakers:

Mr. James Love pdf
Director
Consumer Project on Technology
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Eric Noehrenberg ppt
Director
Intellectual Property and Trade Issues
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations
Geneva

James Love
15.50 - 16.30 Discussion
16.30 - 16.45 Coffee Break
16.45 - 17.25 Scope of the Patent System and Alternative Models to Promote Innovation
 

Speakers:

Mr. Leonardo Burlamaqui pdf
Professor
Candido Mendes University
Rio de Janeiro

Mr. Jonathan Zuck

Leonardo Burlamaqui

Jonathan Zuck

17.25 - 17.40 Discussion
17.40 Closing

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