Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2020.

Conference on Dispute Resolution in International Science and Technology Collaboration

April 25-26, 2005

Program

Day 1:   April 25, 2005

9.00 - 9.15 Opening  
   
9.15 - 10.00 1.   Introduction: Trends in Research Collaboration

Speakers:

 
   
10.00 - 11.00

2.   Means of Structuring Collaboration

 
 
  • Contract research
  • Transfer or sharing of research data or materials
  • Licensing programs
  • Strategic alliances
  • Spin-off companies
 
Speakers:
 
     
11.00 - 11.30  Coffee Break  
     
11.30 - 13.00  3.   Role and Perspective of the Various Actors

Panelists:

 
   
     
13.00 - 14.30  Lunch  
     
14.30 - 15.00 Chairman's Summary and Discussion of Morning Session
 
   
15.00 - 16.00 4.   Areas of Potential Disputes

4.1   Research

 
 
  • Specification of obligations
  • Specification of objectives
  • Ownership
  • Exchange of biological materials
  • Confidentiality (non-disclosure agreements)
 
  4.2   Exploitation  
  • Control and use of research results
    (including licensing)
  • Technology valuation
  • Manufacturing, marketing, distribution obligations
 
15.00 - 15.30 Speakers:  
   
     
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break  
     
16.00 - 17.00 Panelists:  
 
17.00 - 18.00 Chairman's Summary and Discussion of Afternoon Session
 
   
     
18.00 Reception  

 

Day 2:    April 26, 2005

9.00 - 10.00 5.   Conflict Management  
  5.1   Dispute Resolution Options  
 
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Expert determination
 
  Speakers:  
   
10.00 - 11.00 5.2   Dispute Resolution Needs and Experience  
 

Panelists:

 
   
     
11.00 - 11. 30 Coffee Break  
     
11.30 - 12.30 5.3   Developing Dispute Resolution Policies and Pledges  
  Panel discussion  
     
12.30 - 13.00 6.   Conclusions and Outlook  
   
     
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch  
     
13.45 - 14.45 WIPO Presentation on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Power Point Presentation
 
 
  • Overview of the PCT System
  • Advantages
  • Latest Developments
 
14.45 Coach Departure to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (100 visitors)  
     
15.30 - 16.00 Arrival and Welcome Coffee at CERN  
     
16.00 - 16.30 Presentation of the CERN Laboratory  
     
16.30 - 17.45 Visit of the Atlas Installation  
     
18.15 Arrival at WIPO Headquarters
(With a stop at Geneva Airport at around 18.00)