World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO-WTO Joint Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Transfer of Technology

(Geneva, November 17, 2003)

Speaker - Fran�ois Dessemontet

Education

Graduate from University of Lausanne, Law School, licence, 1970, doctorate, 1974.

Bar Admission

Bar of Lausanne, 1975.

Professional Experience

- Professor at Lausanne University, Law School, first for commercial law since 1976, then for Law of Obligations since 1987;

- Permanent Invited Professor at Fribourg University, Law School, for intellectual property law, since 1977;

- Dean of the Law Faculty, Lausanne, 1980 to 1982;

- Promoter and president of the Centre for Business Law of the University of Lausanne (CEDIDAC), since 1985;

- Editor of the CEDIDAC series (54 titles to date).

Areas of Specialization

Contracts; Corporation Law; International Economic Law; Intellectual Property; Licensing.

Present Position

- Professor at Lausanne University, Law School, for Law of Obligations and Private Law of Telecommunications;

- Permanent Invited Professor at Fribourg University, Law School, for intellectual property law.

Professional Association

Chairman of the Soci�t� Suisse des Juristes (2000 to 2003); Chairman of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) (1999 to 2001); Chairman of the Federal Expert Committee on the Revision of the Copyright Act (1986 to 1987); Member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association; Member of the Expert Committee (consisting of three persons) on Corporate Governance (est. by the Swiss Government 2002).

Arbitration Experience

Chairman, or single arbitrator or co-arbitrator in approximately 50 panels of arbitration.

Panels of Arbitrators

ICC; Panelist under WTO Dispute Settlement procedure; Panelist for WIPO Decisions regarding domain names.

Publications

Approximately 160 publications.

Languages

German, English, French, some Spanish.

 

 

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