Colloquium on Selected Patent Issues: Speakers (Mr. Sisule F. Musungu)

Mr. Sisule F. Musungu

Mr. Sisule F. Musungu

Senior Samuelson Fellow, Information Society Project (ISP), Associate Research Scholar, Yale Law School, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Mr. Musungu is legal researcher and policy analyst on innovation for development, access to knowledge and intellectual property. He also has academic training and research interests in human rights law. He is currently working on his PhD thesis on graduation and progressive regulation as a basis for differentiation under WTO patent law at the University of Bern and visiting as Senior Samuelson Fellow, Information Society Project (ISP) and Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School, Yale University, U.S.A.

He has authored various publications and papers and spoken at numerous international conferences on intellectual property and development and access to knowledge as well as consulted for, and or acted as an advisor, to various UN agencies and international organisations, non-governmental organisations, funding agencies and national governments. Some of his recent writings include: “The Right to Enjoy the benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications and Intellectual Property: Interrelation and Interdependence”, UNESCO: forthcoming 2008; “The TRIPS Agreement and Public Health” in Correa, C., and A. Yusuf (eds.) Intellectual Property and International Trade: The TRIPS Agreement, 2nd Edition,Kluwer Law International: forthcoming 2007; “Essential Elements of a WIPO Development Agenda – What Could Constitute Success?” (with Ron Marchant), ICTSD, Geneva: June 2007; and The Use of Flexibilities in TRIPS by Developing Countries: Can they Promote Access to Medicines? (with Cecilia Oh), South Centre and WHO, Geneva: 2006

Mr. Musungu holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree from the University of Pretoria. Previously, he worked as the Coordinator of the Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme at the South Centre in Geneva and as an Associate in the law firm Hamilton, Harrison and Mathews in Kenya.