Colloquia on Selected Patent Issues

Geneva, October 2006 to November 2007

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be holding a number of colloquia on selected patent issues between October 2006 and end of 2007 at the headquarters of WIPO in Geneva. The colloquia are intended to provide information on different patent-related topics and to provide a forum for an exchange of information among participants on these topics. Each colloquium will include two presentations by invited speakers, followed by a workshop-type discussion.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. The Colloquia will be open to the general public, and will not be subject to a fee.

Six half-day sessions on the following subjects have been provisionally scheduled (subject to possible changes):