Provisional Program

09.00 – 09.20 Introduction by WIPO
  • Mr. Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General, PCT and Patents, Arbitration and Mediation Center, and Global IP Issues, WIPO
  • Mr. Antony Taubman, Acting Director and Head, Global IP Issues Division, WIPO
09.20 – 10.00 PATENTSCOPE®, Introduction and Demonstration of its Use for Patent Landscaping
  • Mr. William Meredith, Head, Patent Information and IP Statistics Service, WIPO [PDF]
10.00 – 11.00 The international perspective
  • Mr. Markus Lehmann, Economist, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada [PDF]
  • Mr. Vladimir Hecl, Program Officcer, Adaptation, Technology and Science Programme, Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany [PDF]
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.15 The international perspective (cont.)
  • Mr. Asad Naqvi, Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)-Economics and Trade Branch, Coordinator, UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development (CBTF), Geneva,  Switzerland [PDF]
  • Juan Carlos Vasquez, Legal Affairs Officer, Legal Affairs and Trade Policy Unit, Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Geneva, Switzerland [PPT]
12.15 – 12.45 Research and Development Networks and Intellectual Property A Strategy for Technology Transfer
  • Mrs. Maria Soledad Iglesias-Vega, Program Officer, WIPO IP and New Technologies Division [PDF]
12.45 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Break
14.30 – 15.00 The Use of IP Rights in the Transfer of Technology Under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
  • Ms. Constanza Martínez, Senior Policy Officer - Global Policy Unit, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland [PDF]
15.00 – 15.30

The Industry Perspective

  • Mr. Thaddeus Burns, Senior Corporate IP Counsel, General Electric Europe NV, Brussels, Belgium
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 16.30 Perspectives from Civil Society
  • Mr. Ahmed Abdel Latif, Programme Manager - Intellectual Property, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland [PDF]
  • Mr. Dalindyebo Shabalala, Director, Project on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Geneva, Switzerland [PDF]
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion