World Intellectual Property Organization

Speakers:

Jerome H. Reichman

Jerome H. Reichman is Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law at Duke Law School. He has written and lectured widely on diverse aspects of intellectual property law, including comparative and international intellectual property law and the connections between intellectual property and international trade law.  His articles in this area have particularly addressed the problems that developing countries face in implementing the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). On this and related themes, he and Keith Maskus have recently published a book entitled international public goods and transfer of technology under a globalized intellectual property regime (Cambridge University Press 2005).

Other recent writings have focused on intellectual property rights in data; the appropriate contractual regime for online delivery of computer programs and other information goods; and on the use of liability rules to stimulate investment in innovation. His most recent articles are: "The Globalization of Private Knowledge Goods and the Privatization of Global Public Goods" (co-authored with Keith Maskus), 7 Journal of International Economic Law 279-320 (2004); "A Contractually Reconstructed Research Commons for Scientific Data in a Highly Protectionist Intellectual Property Environment" (co-authored with Paul Uhlir), 66 Law and Contemporary Problems 315-462 (2003); and Using Liability Rules to Stimulate Local Innovation in Developing Countries: Application to Traditional Knowledge (with Tracy Lewis) in international public goods and transfer of technology under a globalized intellectual property regime (2005).

Professor Reichman serves as special advisor to the United States National Academies and the International Council for Science (ICSU) on the subject of legal protection for databases.  He is a consultant to numerous intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations; a member of the Board of Editors, Journal of International Economic Law; and on the Scientific Advisory Board of il Diritto di Autore (Rome).

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