World Intellectual Property Organization

Program

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Thursday, May 22, 2008
13.00 - 14.00 Registration
14.00 - 14.15

Opening Ceremony

Welcome addresses by:

14.15 - 15.00 Definition and overview of the issue

Speaker:

15.00 - 15.45

Scope of privilege and issues in some common law systems

Chair: Mr. Michael Dowling, AIPPI, Australia

Speakers:

15.45 - 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 - 17.00

Scope of privilege and issues in some civil law systems

Chair: Mr. Jochen Bühling

Speakers:

17.00 - 18.00

Pitfalls and obstacles for clients operating in multiple jurisdictions

Chair: Mr. Ewald Glantschnig, Senior Counsellor, Patent Law Section, Sector of PCT and Patents, Arbitration and Mediation Center and Global Intellectual Property Issues, WIPO

Speakers:

18.00 - 20.00 Reception
 
Friday, May 23, 2008
09.00 - 09.30

The nature of the problem – is this a matter of public interest as well as private interests, and where does the balance lie between those interests?

Speaker:

09.30 - 10.30

Outcomes of litigation and needs arising in relation to client/IP professional privilege conducted in particular countries: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Chair: Mr. Philippe Baechtold, Head, Patent Law Section, Sector of PCT and Patents, Arbitration and Mediation Center and Global Intellectual Property Issues, WIPO

Spearkers:

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.45

Experiences with recent developments in various jurisdictions

Chair: Mr. Cristóbal Porzio

Speakers:

11.45 - 12.15

Privilege - the perspective of companies including those with in-house IP counsel

Speaker:

12.15 - 13.00

Summary of the problems and issues involved in solving the problems, from different perspectives

Chair: Mr. Ronald Myrick, President, AIPPI, United States of America

Speakers:

  • The clients' positions – Mr. Michael Jewess (ICC)
  • The professionals' positions – Ms. Joan Van Zant (FICPI-Canada)
13.00 - 15.00 Lunch Break
15.00 - 16.00

Prospects for improvement: what are the options?

Chair: Mr. Thierry Calame

Speakers:

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.30

Discussion by panelists with Conference attendees

Chair: Mr. Thierry Calame

Panelists:

  • Mr. Eric Forestier
  • Mr. Michael Dowling
  • Dato V.L. Kandan
  • Mr. Cristóbal Porzio
  • Mr. Steven Garland
  • Mr. David Musker
  • Mr. Chew Phye Keat, Senior Partner, Raja, Darryl & Loh, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17.30 - 17.45

Closing of the Conference

  • Mr. Ronald Myrick, AIPPI
  • Mr. Philippe Baechtold, WIPO

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