World Intellectual Property Organization

International Conference on the Utilization of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library as a Model for Protection of Traditional Knowledge

organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

New Delhi, India, March 22 to 24, 2011

Provisional Program

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Time Topic
8.30 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10.30 Inaugural ceremony
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

Session 1: Origins, Establishment and Functioning of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)

  • Moderator: Mr. Paul Schwander, Director, European Patent Office (EPO), Rijswijk, Netherlands
11.00 – 12.00 Topic 1: The Rationale Behind the Establishment of the TKDL
  • Speaker: Professor Samir K. Brahmachari, Director, CSIR, New Delhi
12.00 – 13.00 Topic 2: The Design of the TKDL: Mapping out the Technical and Legal Specificities
  • Speaker: Dr. V.K. Gupta, Director, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) and Senior Advisor, CSIR, New Delhi
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00 Topic 3: The TK Resource Classification (TKRC): Classification Methodologies of Traditional Knowledge (TK)
  • Speakers: Dr. Bala Subramaniam, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Coordinator, CSIR, New Delhi
  • Dr. Archana Sharma, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Coordinator, CSIR, New Delhi
15.00 – 16.00 Topic 4: The Functioning of the TKDL: Security and Access Considerations
  • Speakers: Dr. V.K. Gupta Mrs. Alpana Jain, Senior Technical TKDL Officer, CSIR, New Delhi
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.00 Topic 5: Defensive Protection of TK: Cooperation with Patent Offices through Non-Disclosure Access Agreements
  • Speaker: Dr. V.K. Gupta
17.00 Site visit to the TKDL Premises

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time Topic
Session II: The International Patent System and the TKDL
  • Moderator: Dr. V.K. Gupta
9.00 – 10.00 Topic 6: Utilization of Prior Art Evidence on TK: Opportunities and Possibilities in the International Patent System
  • Speaker: Ms. Begoña Venero, Head, Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge Section, Traditional Knowledge Division, WIPO
10.00 – 11.00 Topic 7: Defensive Protection and International Patent Offices: The Experiences of the European Patent Office (EPO) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Speakers: Mr. Paul Schwander, Director, European Patent Office (EPO), Rijswijk, Netherlands Mr. Dominic Keating, Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, United States of America (USA)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30 Roundtable Discussion
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
Session III: Intellectual Property (IP) and the TKDL as a Model for Protection
  • Moderator: Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Former Director General, CSIR, New Delhi
13.30 – 14.00 Topic 8: Overview of Policy, Legal and Practical Options for the Protection of TK
  • Speaker: Mr. Wend Wendland, Director, Traditional Knowledge Division, WIPO
14.00 – 14.30 Topic 9: Negotiations at the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee: Recent Development
  • Speaker: Mr. Wend Wendland
14.30 – 15.00 An Indian TKDL as a Model to Prevent Misappropriation
  • Speaker: Dr. V.K. Gupta
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.30

Panel Discussion: Experiences with the Prevention of Misappropriation

  • Speakers: Mr. Jeongyoon CHOI, Senior Deputy Director, Patent Examination Support Division, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Yonah Seleti, Chief Director, National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office, Department of Science and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mr. Manuel Ruiz, Director, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), Lima
16.30 – 17.00 Topic 10: IP Management in the Documentation of TK: The WIPO TK Toolkit
  • Speaker: Ms. Begoña Venero
18.00 – 20.30 Reception offered by WIPO

 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time Topic
Session IV: Policy and Practical Considerations for the Internationalization of the TDKL
  • Moderator: Mr. Wend Wendland
9.00 – 11.00 Topic 11: A Comparative Overview of the Nature and Forms of TK
  • Speakers: Delegates from the following selected participating countries – China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa and Thailand
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 Topic 12: An Indigenous Perspective on TK Documentation
  • Speaker: Mr. Preston Hardison, Tulalip Tribes, Seattle, USA
12.00 – 13.00 Managing the Technological and Logistical Challenges
  • Speakers: Dr. V.K. Gupta (to be confirmed)
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00 Topic 13: Developing a Plan of Action and Resourcing Strategy
  • Speakers: Dr. V.K. Gupta (to be confirmed)
15.00 – 16.00 Roundtable Discussion
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.00 Wrap up session
17.00 – 17.30

Closing remarks by:

  • A representative of the Government of India, New Delhi
  • A representative of WIPO, Geneva

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