The WIPO Re:Search Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place on November 6, 2014, in New York City, USA. Related to our attendance at that meeting are the opportunities to advance progress on other Global Challenges Division workstreams (e.g., WIPO Essential) and also our attendance at the IP Management Training Workshop, November 4-5, 2014, being organized by the Innovation Division for the benefit of developing country Members of WIPO Re:Search.
We also propose to meet in advance of the Annual Meeting with Ms. Jennifer Dent to ensure our presentations and goals and objectives for it (October 31 to November 3).
WIPO Re:Search's Guiding Principles oblige WIPO Re:Search to convene an annual Meeting. This year the meeting will take place in New York City on November 6, 2014. The date and
place were chosen in order to leverage the attendance of many Members who will be
attending the IFPMA General Assembly, which takes place in New York City the same week. Pfizer, a founding Member of WI PO Re:Search, has generously agreed to host the Annual
Meeting at its corporate headquarters in mid-town Manhattan. This allows WIPO to hold the
meeting in New York at minimal cost to WIPO. Since this is not a public meeting, we do not
see any issues in holding the Consortium event at one of its Member's headquarters.
IP Management Training:
The IP training seminar for the benefit of developing country Members of WI PO Re:Search.will be held in the WIPO New York office, which will minimize any direct cost to WIPO. This will be led by the Innovation Division working closely with the Global Challenges Division. The Innovation Division has received a substantial allocation under the current FIT Australia for IP training in developing countries. In consultation with Mr. Thom, the FIT Australia manager, and Ms. Spasic, we spoke with and received approval from Ms. Helen Dawson, IP Australia, to use a portion of the F