Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order Agenda
Friday, April 13
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Greetings from Co-Organizers
9:15 – 10 a.m.
Introduction: Frederick Abbott
Speaker: Shri Rajeev Kher, Additional Secretary (Trade Policy Division, Department of Commerce, Government of India)
10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
First Session: Patents and the Emerging
Markets of Asia and Europe – Chaired by Peter Drahos
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
China: Dr. Haiyang Zhang (Australia National University, formerly of the China State Industrial Property Office) and Prof. Li Mingde( Intellectual Property Center, China Academy of Social Sciences)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Russia and Eastern Europe: Prof. Tetyana Payosova (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Thailand (and ASEAN): Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth (Law Faculty, University of Wollongong (Australia))
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Second Session: Patents and the Emerging Markets of Africa and the Middle East - Chaired by Carlos Correa
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Mr. Andre Kudlinski, (Director: Pharmaceuticals, Department of Trade and Industry, Pretoria)
Middle East Region: Dr. Mohammed El Said (Lancashire Law School (UK), United Kingdom)
Third Session: Patents and the
Emerging Markets of Latin America – Chaired by Carlos Correa
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Brazil: Prof. Denis Barbosa, (Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados, Rio de Janeiro)
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Fourth Session: Impact of Emerging Market
Patents on the Developed Economies – Chaired by Fred Abbott
3:45 - 5:50 p.m.
Europe: Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios (European Patent Office, Munich) and Prof. Geertrui Van Overwalle (Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Law Faculty, University of Leuven)
Japan: Prof. Yoshiyuki Tamura (Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University)
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 14
Fifth Session: Impact of Emerging Market
Patents on the Developed Economies
(continued) – Chaired by Fred Abbott
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
United States of America: Prof. Justin Hughes (Benjamine N. Cardozo School of Law, New York) and Prof. Arti Rai (Duke Law School, Durham)
Sixth Session: Emerging Market Patent
Developments and Response at the Multilateral
Level – Chaired by Carlos Correa
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Carsten Fink, Cheif Economist (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Prof. Susan K. Sell (George Washington University, Washington)
Antony Taubman, Director (Intellectual Property Division, WTO)(via link)
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Seventh Session: Crosscutting Issues of
Patents and Policy
11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
Prof. Frederick Abbott -- Patents and cross-border trade/investment
Prof. Carlos Correa -- Patents and public health; sectoral differentiation in patenting
Prof. Peter Drahos -- Systemic patent system issues; green technologies
Book planning discussion
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Eighth Session: Roundtable discussion of WIPO Expert Working Group on Public Health and IP - Chaired by Prof. Nick Drager