World Intellectual Property Organization

Global Symposium of Intellectual Property Authorities, Geneva, September 17 and 18, 2009

Program

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Time

Session

09.00 – 10.00

Registration

10.00 – 10.10

(Room 1)

Opening

Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

10.10

Plenary 1: Challenges Facing IP Offices and Industry

Part 1

10.10 – 11.30

Panelists:

Ms. Alison Brimelow, President, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich

Mr. Shri P.H. Kurian, IAS, Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Mumbai
Presentation ppt

Part 2

11.30 – 13.00

Panelists:

Ms. Lois Boland, Director, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO, Alexandria

Mr. Koichi Minami, Deputy Commissioner, Japan Patent Office (JPO), Tokyo
Presentation ppt

Mr. Michael J. Brunner, Secretary General, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), London
Presentation doc

Mr. Dominique Foray, Director and Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
Presentation ppt

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

Breakout Session 1: IP Office Modernization Timely and Cost-effective Delivery of Services

 (Room 2)

Panel 1A: Focusing on Business and Financial Aspects
Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. Cristóbal Acevedo Ferrer, Director, National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI), Santiago de Chile
Presentation ppt

Mr. Gift H. Sibanda, Director General, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Harare
Presentation ppt

Mr. Paulin Edou Edou, Director General, African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), Yaoundé
Presentation ppt

16.00 – 17.30
(Room 2)

Panel 1B: Focusing on Technical Aspects
Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. Randall Salazar Solorzano, Intellectual Property Register, Ministry of Justice, San Jose
Presentation ppt doc

Mr. Adil Elmaliki, Director, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC), Casablanca
Presentation ppt

Ms. Danielle Yeow, Deputy Director General, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Singapore
Presentation ppt

14.30 – 16.00

Breakout Session 2: Global Patent Infrastructure

 (Room 1)

Panel 2A: Tools, International Patent Classification (IPC) and International Technical Standards for Data Interchange
Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. Pierre Buffet, Executive Vice-President, Questel Orbit Intellectual Property Group S.A., Paris
Presentation ppt

Ms. Minoo Philipp, President, Patent Documentation Group (PDG), Basel
Presentation ppt

Mr. Keith Dilley, Director, IP Processes and Tools Development GE Corporate, London
Presentation ppt

16.00 – 17.30

(Room 1)

Panel 2B: The PCT – The Backbone of the Global Patent Infrastructure
Moderator: Mr. Maximiliano Santa Cruz, Counselor, Permanent Mission of Chile, Geneva

Panelists:

Ms. Lois Boland, Director, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO, Alexandria

Mr. Wim van der Eijk, Vice-President a.i., DG5, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich
Presentation ppt

Mr. Fan Zhiyong, Deputy Director of IPR Department, Huawei Technologies Co., Shenzhen
Presentation ppt

Mr. Robert Armitage, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
Presentation pdf

14.30 – 16.00

Breakout Session 3: Financial Models of IP Offices and IP Statistics

 (Room 3/4)

Panel 3A: Focusing on the Comparison of Different Financial Models

Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. James Otieno-Odek, Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), Nairobi
Presentation doc

Mr. Jorge Amigo Castañeda, Director General, Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), Mexico

Mr. Roland Grossenbacher, Director, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IFPI), Bern
Presentation ppt

16.00 – 17.30

(Room 3/4)

Panel 3B: Focusing on the Use of IP Statistics for IP Office Management
Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. Ben Buchanan, Patent Informatics Manager, The Intellectual Property Office, UK IPO, Newport
Presentation ppt

Mr. Julio Raffo, Professeur Assistant, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
Presentation ppt

Mr. Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, Economic Studies, Statistics and Analysis Division, WIPO
Presentation ppt

18.00

Reception at Lobby of WIPO Headquarters Building

Friday, September 18, 2009

10.00 – 11.30

Breakout Session 4: Patent Information

(Room 1)

Panel 4A: Focusing on New Technologies for Patent Information Search and Evaluation

Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. Željko Topić, Director General, State Intellectual Property Office, Zagreb
Presentation ppt

Mr. Jesper Kongstad, Director General, Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Taastrup
Presentation ppt

Mr. Stephen Adams, Director, Magister Ltd., Reading
Presentation pdf

11.30 – 13.00

(Room 1)

Panel 4B: Focusing on Access to Patent Databases in Different Languages

Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. David Gabunia, Director General, National Intellectual Property Center, SAKPATENTI, Tbilisi
Presentation ppt

Mr. Gerado Penas García, Vocal Adviser, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Madrid
Presentation ppt

Mr. Rupert Mayer, Head, Unycom Germany IT Services GmbH, Munich
Presentation pdf

10.00 – 11.30

Breakout Session 5:
Trademark and Design Registration Services and the IP Infrastructure – How can we Enhance Registration and Information Services?

 (Room 2)

Panel 5A: Trademark Registration

Moderator: Mr. Edmond Simon, Director, Benelux Organization for Intellectual Property, The Hague

Panelists:

Mr. António-Serge Campinos, President, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Lisbon
Presentation ppt

Mr. Gerhard R. Bauer, Chief Trademark Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology Management, Daimler Chrysler AG, Research and Technology, Stuttgart
Presentation ppt

Mr. Martin Michaus, President, Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), Mexico
Presentation ppt

11.30 – 13.00

(Room 2)

Panel 5B: Industrial Design Registration

Moderator: Mr. Pasquale D'Avino, Minister-Counselor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Italy

Panelists:

Ms. Suzanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, Swedish Patent and Registration Office (SPRO), Stockholm
Presentation ppt

Mr. Andrew Parkes, Special Reporter (Trade Marks & Designs), International Federation of Industrial Property Attorney’s (FICPI), Dublin
Presentation ppt

Ms. Sandrine Pitaccolo Bartolomei, Senior IP Counsel, Head of Rights Acquisition Department, Richemont International S.A., Bellevue
Presentation ppt

10.00 – 11.30

Breakout Session 6: IP Infrastructure for Better Management of IP Assets

 (Room 3/4)

Panel 6A: Focusing on International Collaboration and Partnerships between IP Offices and Various Stakeholders

Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Ms. María de los Angeles Sánchez Torres, Director, Cuban Industrial Property Office (OCPI), La Habana
Presentation ppt

Mr. Klaus Uckel, Director, EU-Research Policy and EUREKA, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn
Presentation ppt

Mr. Gift H. Sibanda, Director General, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Harare
Presentation ppt 

11.30 – 13.00

(Room 3/4)

Panel 6B: Focusing on IP Infrastructure and New Services provided by IP Offices for Effective Dispute Settlement and Commercial Exploitation of IP

Moderator: WIPO Official

Panelists:

Mr. Peter Back, Divisional Director, The Intellectual Property Office, UK IPO, Newport
Presentation ppt

Mr. Daniel Kraus, Attorney at Law, Umbricht, Zurich
Presentation ppt

Mr. A. Zen Umar Purba, Partner and Counselor, ABNR, Jakarta
Presentation ppt

13.00 – 14.45

Lunch

14.45

(Room 1)

Plenary 2: Towards Global Collaboration

Moderator: Mr. Geoffrey Yu, Senior Specialist Advisor, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Part 1

14.45 – 16.00

Panelists:

Mr. Philip Noonan, Director General, IP Australia, Canberra
Presentation pdf  pdf

Mr. Li Yuguang, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Beijing
Presentation ppt

Mr. Ruud Peters, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, Eindhoven
Presentation ppt

Part 2

16.00 – 17.00

Panelists:

Mr. Jorge de Paula Costa Ávila, President, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Rio de Janeiro
Presentation ppt

Mr. Jørgen Smith, Director General, Norwegian Industrial Property Office, Oslo
Presentation ppt

Mr. Anjan Das, Senior Director & Head-Technology, Innovation, IPR & Life Sciences Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Haryana
Presentation pdf

17.00 – 17.15

(Room 1)

Concluding remarks

Mr. Francis Gurry

 

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