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Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues, Geneva,

July 13 and 14, 2009


Monday, July 13, 2009

Time Program
08.00 - 10.45 Registration
11.00 - 11.10


Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva
Opening speechAudio MP3 Mr. Gurry's speech

11.10 - 13.15


His Excellency Mr. Alberto Dumont, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in GenevaMr. Dumont's speech MP3

11.10 - 11.25

The Broader Framework: The Public Policy Implications

Mr. Maximiliano Santa Cruz, Chair of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)
Presentation  docaudio Mr. Santa Cruz

11.25 - 11.45

Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Climate Change

Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Jarraud audio Mr. Jarraud

11.45 - 12.45

Panel Discussion: Adaptation and Mitigation Technologies: Towards a Global Needs Assessment for National and International Policies

Mr. Haroldo de Oliveira Machado Filho, Special Adviser, Interministerial Commission on Global Climate Change, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brasilia
Presentation  Presentation in PDF of Mr. Filho audio MP3 Mr. Filho

Mr. Li Yuguang, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China, Beijing
Presentation Presentation PDF of Mr. Li Yuguang Presentation in Word of Mr. Li Yuguangaudio MP3

Mr. Lee Feldman, Executive Director and Member, Board of Directors, National Peace Foundation, Washington D.C.
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Feldman audio MP3 Mr. Feldman

12.45 - 13.15

Keynote Address

The Honorable David Lammy, Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, London
Speech (check against delivery) Speech in Word of Mr. LammyAudio MP3 of Mr. Lammy's speech

13.15 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 18.30


His Excellency Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Audio MP3 Mr. Djani
14.30 - 15.30

Panel Discussion: Innovation Models and Technology Diffusion

Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director General, International Affairs Unit, Ministry of the Environment, and former Chair of the UNFCCC’s Expert Group on Technology Transfer, Helsinki
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Uosukainen Audio MP3

Mr. Monish Suvarna, President, Intellectual Ventures India, Bangalore
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Survarna audio MP3 Mr. Suvarma's speech

15.30 - 16.00


16.00 - 16.30

WIPO’s Role in Green Technology

Mr. Francis Gurry
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr.GurryAudio MP3 Mr. Gurry

Mr. Carl Horton, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr.Horton Audio MP3 Mr. Horton

16.30 - 17.30

Panel Discussion: The Role of Patents in Green Technology Transfer

Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, Manager, Technology Sub-programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Tanunchaiwatana Audio MP3 Ms. Tanunchaiwatana

Mr. Daniel K.N. Johnson, Gerald L. Schlessman Professor of Economics and Director of Innovative Minds Program, Department of Economics and Business, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Johnson Audio MP3 Mr. Johnson

17.30 - 18.30

The Conservation of Biodiversity: Implications of the IP System on Equitable Benefit Sharing

Mr. Kiyoshi Adachi, Legal Officer, Division on Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Adachi Audio MP3 Mr. Adachi

Mr. Manuel Ruiz Muller, Director, International Affairs and Biodiversity Program, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), Lima
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Ruiz Muller Audio MP3 Mr. Ruiz

18.30 Reception

 Press Conference July 13, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Time Program
09.00 - 12.45


His Excellency Mr. Babacar Carlos Mbaye, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Senegal to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Specialized Institutions having their Headquarters in Switzerland Audio MP3 Mr. Babacar Carlos Mbaye
09.00 - 10.00

Strengthening Multilateral Cooperation on IP and Public Health

Mrs. Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mrs. Chan Audio MP3 Mr. Chan

Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Lamy Audio MP3 Mr. Pascal Lamy

10.00 - 10.45

Innovation Models to Meet the Challenges of Neglected Diseases

Mrs. Cláudia Inês Chamas, Senior Advisor of the Secretariat of Science and Technology and Strategic Inputs, Ministry of Health, Rio de Janeiro
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mrs. Chamas Audio MP3 Ms. Chammas

Mr. Tony Wood, Vice-President and Head of Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Sandwich, Kent
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Wood Audio Mr. Wood

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.45

Panel Discussion: Promoting Access to Medicines Through Balancing Patent Rights and Responsibilities

Mr. Yonah Seleti, Director General, Department of Science and Technology, Pretoria
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Seleti Audio MP3 Mr. Seleti

Mr. Vinod Kumar Gupta, Head, Information Technology Division, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Gupta Audio MP3 Mr. Gupta

Mr. Joseph Straus, Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Straus Audio MP3 Mr. Straus

Mr. Robert Sebbag, Vice President, Access to Medicines, Sanofi-Aventis, Paris Audio MP3 Mr. Sebbag

12.45 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 18.00


His Excellency Mr. Idriss Jazaïry, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Organizations in Switzerland Presentation PDF of Mr. Jazairy  Presentation in Word of Mr. Jazairy Audio MP3 Mr. Jazaïry
14.30 - 15.00

Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Food Security

Mr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome Audio MP3 Mr. Bhatti

15.00 - 15.30

The Role of IP in Sustainable Agriculture

Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome
Presentation Presentation in Word of Mr. NwanzeAudio MP3 of Mr. Nwanze

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee
16.00 - 17.30

Panel Discussion: Patents and Strategies for Food Security

Mr. Shakeel Bhatti Audio MP3 Mr. Bhatti

Mr. Charles Vincent, Director, World Food Programme (WFP), Geneva Office
Presentation Presentation in Word of Mr. VincentAudio MP3 Mr. Vincent

Mr. Richard Jefferson, Chief Executive, Cambia, Brisbane
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Jefferson Audio MP3 Mr. Jefferson

Mr. Michael Kock, Global Head, IP - Seeds and Biotechnology, Syngenta International AG, Basel
Presentation Presentation in PDF of Mr. Koch Audio MP3 Mr. Kock

17.30 - 18.00

Observations by the Chair of the SCP

Mr. Maximiliano Santa Cruz
Observations Observations in Word of Mr. Santa Cruz Audio MP3 Mr. Santa Cruz



Mr. Francis Gurry
Closing speechClosing speech MP3 Mr. Gurry

 Press Conference July 14, 2009