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2015 AIPPI World Congress – Rio de Janeiro

October 10, 2015 - October 14, 2015

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Start:
October 10, 2015
End:
October 14, 2015
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Website:
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Venue

Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Standing Committee

Pharma and Biotechnology

Pharma et biotechnologie

Pharma und Biotechnologie

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy,
    regulatory and legal frameworks relating to intellectual property protection for:

    •        pharmaceutical products and processes;

    •        diagnostic products;

    •        medical devices; and

    •        biotechnology  (including plant varieties) and biological products , including:

    •        policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes at national and regional levels;

    •        legislation, and regulatory and judicial decisions at national and regional levels; and

    •        the scope of protection under international instruments, eg TRIPs, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention and the European Patent Convention, but excluding:

    •        the scope of work of the Standing Committee on IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge; and

    •        medical devices, other than to the extent this committee may be able to provide expert input should that subject matter be considered within the scope of work of the Standing Committee on Patents,

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    •    developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;

    •    possible avenues for cooperation with other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including documentation of InterPat and other NGOs in the Field, and documentation of UPOV, and national and regional Patent Offices.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position, if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Patents (for matters relevant to the Field or where the Field may be relevant to the work of the Standing Committee on Patents)
    Standing Committee on Trademarks (for matters relevant to the Field)

Members:
  • Chair: John C. TODARO (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Amy FENG (China)
  • Secretary: Duncan RIBBONS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Orly ALSTER (Israel)
  • Member: Gusztáv BACHER (Hungary)
  • Member: Ezgi BAKLACI (Turkey)
  • Member: Martín BENSADON (Argentina)
  • Member: Cristina BIGGI (Italy)
  • Member: Charles Aaron BOULAKIA (Canada)
  • Member: Hugo CARO (Spain)
  • Member: Hector E. CHAGOYA C. (Mexico)
  • Member: Maria Sophia CRUZ-ABRENICA (Philippines)
  • Member: Li FENG (United States of America)
  • Member: Carlos FERNANDEZ DAVILA (Peru)
  • Member: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Member: Sevgi GOKCEK AYGOREN (Turkey)
  • Member: Rana GOSAIN (Brazil)
  • Member: Carolyn HARRIS (Australia)
  • Member: Simon HOLZER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Martin KLOK (Netherlands)
  • Member: Joanna KRAKOWIAK (Poland)
  • Member: Andras KUPECZ (Netherlands)
  • Member: Maria Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Cyra NARGOLWALLA (France)
  • Member: Carlos Reynaldo OLARTE (Colombia)
  • Member: Makoto ONO (Japan)
  • Member: Beat RAUBER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Christophe RONSE (Belgium)
  • Member: Nicolas RUIZ VINCENT (Spain)
  • Member: Joseph SCHMITZ (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ran VOGEL (Israel)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Study Committee

Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding

Tirer indûment profit des marques: parasitisme et « free-riding »

Unlauteres Ausnutzen von Marken: Schmarotzerei und Trittbrettfahrerei

Obtención de ventaja desleal de marcas: parasitismo y aprovechamiento de marcas

Q245 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Co-Chair: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Co-Chair: Dennis S PRAHL (United States of America)
  • Secreatary: Soh Kar Liang (Singapore)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Study Committee

Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and education and research institutions

Exceptions et limites de la protection du droit d’auteur pour les bibliothèques et archives et pour les instituts de recherche et d’enseignement

Ausnahmen und Beschränkungen des Urheberrechtsschutzes für Bibliotheken und Archive sowie für Bildungs- und Forschungseinrichtungen

Excepciones y limitaciones de la protección del derecho de autor en beneficio de bibliotecas y archivos e instituciones educativas y de investigación

Q246 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Giorgio MONDINI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Curtis B. BEHMANN (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Sun R. KIM (Republic of Korea)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Yusuke INUI
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Study Committee

Trade secrets: Overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement

Secrets d’affaires: interaction avec les restrictions au commerce, aspects de mise en oeuvre

Betriebsgeheimnisse: Schnittstelle zu Handelsbeschränkungen, Aspekte der Durchsetzung

Secretos comerciales : solapamiento con las restricciones de comercio, aspectos de su tutela

Q247 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Mark HALLIGAN (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Kazuhiko YOSHIDA (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: Matthew SWINN (Australia)
  • Secretary: Johanna FLYTHSTRöM (Finland)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee, Study Committee

Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court

Brevet unitaire / Juridiction unifiée des brevets

Einheitliches Patent / einheitliches Patentgericht

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to the Unified Patents Court and Unitary Patent, including the UPC Preparatory Committee and the Select Committees of the EPO responsible for the Unitary Patent.

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis  necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including documents issued from the European Commission, Preparatory Committee and EPO.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees::

    Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
    Standing Committee on ADR
    Standing Committee on Patents

Members:
  • Chair: Alan JOHNSON (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Thierry CALAME (Switzerland)
  • Secretary: Annsley WARD (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Member: Rainer BEETZ (Austria)
  • Member: Hélène CORRET (France)
  • Member: Thomas CUCHE (France)
  • Member: Jacqueline M. DASPIT (United States of America)
  • Member: Gualtiero Luca DRAGOTTI (Italy)
  • Member: Andrés ESTEVA WURTS (Mexico)
  • Member: Kim FINNILä (Finland)
  • Member: Örjan GRUNDéN (Sweden)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: Lori-Ann JOHNSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
  • Member: Kaoru KURODA (Japan)
  • Member: Jochen PAGENBERG (Germany)
  • Member: Diego PALLINI GERVASI (Italy)
  • Member: John B. PEGRAM (United States of America)
  • Member: J.C.Sebastian PINCKAERS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Peter-Ulrik PLESNER (Denmark)
  • Member: Cornelis (Kees) SCHüLLER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Thierry SUEUR (France)
  • Member: József TáLAS (Hungary)
  • Member: M.g.r. VAN GARDINGEN (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Study Committee

Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

La qualité d’inventeur pour les inventions multinationales

Erfinderschaft an multinationalen Erfindungen

La calidad de inventor en las invenciones multinacionales

Q244 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Jochen EHLERS (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Yali SHAO (China)
  • Co-Chair: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
  • Secretary: Fraser D. ROWAND (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

Standing Committee

Geographical Indications

Indications géographiques

Geografische Herkunftsangaben

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to geographical indications, including:

    •    review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;

    •    review of judicial decisions;

    •    monitoring of the geographical indications related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) geographical indications

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    •    developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;

    •    possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on TRIPS
    Standing Committee on Trademark Committee

Members:
  • Chair: Giulio Enrico SIRONI (Italy)
  • Co-Chair: Laura COLLADA SALCIDO (Mexico)
  • Secretary: Tom REID (Australia)
  • Member: Dovev APEL (Israel)
  • Member: Frédéric BRAND (Switzerland)
  • Member: Michele Elio DE TULLIO (Italy)
  • Member: Ricardo GORDó LLOBELL (Argentina)
  • Member: Paul HARRIS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Rudolph P. HOFMANN, JR. (United States of America)
  • Member: Keri JOHNSTON (Canada)
  • Member: Ekin KARAKUS (Turkey)
  • Member: Patrick KOLE (United States of America)
  • Member: GyooHo LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Sandra LEIS (Brazil)
  • Member: Yuncheng LI (China)
  • Member: Robert W. SACOFF (United States of America)
  • Member: Volker SCHOENE (Germany)
  • Member: Jürg SIMON (Switzerland)
  • Member: Jean-Pierre STOULS (France)
  • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
  • Member: Nami TOGAWA (Japan)
  • Member: Emmanuelle VARLOUD-PERAZIO (France)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Enforcement

Application des droits

Durchsetzung

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, legal frameworks and decisions relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including that of:

    • Courts;
    • any other relevant judicial, administrative or regulatory body,

    (the Field).
    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position; and
    • possible avenues for cooperation in relation to submissions by governments to the Court of Justice of the EU, and any other policy positions being advanced by governments or NGOs in the Field.

    In particular, investigate and advise the Bureau on current and proposed laws regarding:

    • border interdiction remedies / stopping infringing goods at the border;
    • the effect of oppositions and nullity proceedings on enforcement of intellectual property rights;
    • injunctive relief, including temporary restraining orders, interim / preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions;
    • monetary damages or accounts of profit; and
    • ADR-centric remedies

    At a policy level, investigate and advise the Bureau on limits and constraints on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including as imposed by the laws.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

     

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees::

    Standing Committee on ADR
    Standing Committee on Standards & Patents
    Standing Committee on UP/UPC

     

Members:
  • Chair: Kenneth R. ADAMO (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Secretary: Emily ONEILL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Hakan AKDAG (Turkey)
  • Member: Christina BERGGREN (Sweden)
  • Member: Stefania BERGIA (Italy)
  • Member: Riza Ferhan CAGIRGAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Tina CHAPPELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Michael D. CRINSON (Canada)
  • Member: Gustavo DE FREITAS MORAIS (Brazil)
  • Member: Charles DE HAAS (France)
  • Member: Gerard KELLY (Ireland)
  • Member: Tae Eon KOO (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Anton KOVAL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Mary PADBURY (Australia)
  • Member: Mingo PALACIO (Argentina)
  • Member: Carlos PEREZ DE LA SIERRA (Mexico)
  • Member: Wouter PORS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Cornelis (Kees) SCHüLLER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Tsuyoshi SUEYOSHI (Japan)
  • Member: Andrea VESTITA (Italy)
  • Member: Kristin WHIDBY (United States of America)
  • Member: Yanfeng XIONG (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

ADR

Procédures d´arbitrage et de médiation

ADR

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, legal frameworks and developments relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, at international, regional and national levels (the Field).
    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.
    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.
    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.
    To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Enforcement
    Standing Committee on Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court

Members:
  • Chair: Rafael ATAB DE ARAUJO (Brazil)
  • Co-Chair: Steve BAUER (United States of America)
  • Secretary: Aurélia MARIE (France)
  • Member: Cheryl AGRIS (United States of America)
  • Member: Håkan BORGENHäLL (Sweden)
  • Member: Lorna BRAZELL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Giovanni CASUCCI (Italy)
  • Member: Jacques DE WERRA (Switzerland)
  • Member: Norma FéLIX (Argentina)
  • Member: Zita HARSáNYI (Hungary)
  • Member: Wendela HåRDEMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Jonathan MESIANO-CROOKSTON (Canada)
  • Member: Christian Alexander MEYER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Paolina TESTA (Italy)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Kozo YABE (Japan)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Copyright

Droit d`auteur

Urheberrecht

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to copyrights and related (neighbouring) rights, including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the copyright related agenda and work of (1) WIPO and (2) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) copyrights.

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co‑ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Designs

Members:
  • Chair: Jan Bernd NORDEMANN (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Sanna WOLK (Sweden)
  • Secretary: Matthias GOTTSCHALK (Switzerland)
  • Member: John CARSON (United States of America)
  • Member: R.D. CHAVANNES (Netherlands)
  • Member: Alessandro Enrico COGO (Italy)
  • Member: Micheline DON (Netherlands)
  • Member: Piotr DYNOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Alex Ferdinand FIDER (Philippines)
  • Member: Gill GRASSIE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Sophie HOLCOMBE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Kei IIDA (Japan)
  • Member: Eryck IRIARTE (Peru)
  • Member: Diana V. IVANOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Shiri KASHER-HITIN (Israel)
  • Member: Andriy KRYLOV (Ukraine)
  • Member: Eliza Jane MALLON (Australia)
  • Member: Philip T. MCCABE (New Zealand)
  • Member: Sergio MIRALLES MIRAVET (Spain)
  • Member: Giorgio MONDINI (Italy)
  • Member: Stefan NAUMANN (France)
  • Member: Dale NELSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Andrea RUSH (Canada)
  • Member: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
  • Member: Kevin TOTTIS (United States of America)
  • Member: Attilio José VENTURA GORINI (Brazil)
  • Member: Allen WANG (China)
  • Member: Stefan WIDMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Thomas WIDMER (Switzerland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Designs

Dessins et Modèles

Designs und Geschmacksmuster

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to designs (including design patents), including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the design related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) designs,

    but excluding:

    • utility models (Gebrauchsmuster)

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co‑ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committees on Trademarks

    Standing Committees on Copyright

Members:
  • Chair: Christopher CARANI (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Ruth ALMARAZ PALMERO (Spain)
  • Secretary: Sara ASHBY (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Prof. AVV. MARIO FRANZOSI (Italy)
  • Member: Cristiano BACCHINI (Italy)
  • Member: Curtis B. BEHMANN (Canada)
  • Member: Klaudia BLACH - MORYSINSKA (Poland)
  • Member: Subroto BOSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Pina CAMPAGNA (United States of America)
  • Member: Fernand DE VISSCHER (Belgium)
  • Member: Aysu DERICIOGLU EGEMEN (Turkey)
  • Member: Octavio ESPEJO HINOJOSA (Mexico)
  • Member: Lucas Martins GAIARSA (Brazil)
  • Member: Qing GE (China)
  • Member: Arnout GROEN (Netherlands)
  • Member: Michiel HAEGENS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Jens KüNZEL (Germany)
  • Member: Mattias MALMSTEDT (Sweden)
  • Member: Kazuko MATSUO (Japan)
  • Member: Markus MATTILA (Finland)
  • Member: Saulo MURARI CALAZANS (Brazil)
  • Member: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
  • Member: Wayne SLATER (Australia)
  • Member: Simon STRäSSLE (Switzerland)
  • Member: Lili WU (China)
  • Member: Robert WULFF (Australia)
  • Member: Irmak YALCINER (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Patents

Brevets

Patente

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to patents, including:

    • Statutes, regulations, policies, and examination practices relating to patents in the various jurisdictions, including without limitation:
    • Scope of patentability
    • Determination of claim scope
    • Requirements for sufficiency of disclosure
    • Formal requirements, including formatting and required declarations
    • Inventorship and ownership of patents
    • Determination of infringement, including infringement defences but excluding:

    • Developments relating to the Patent Cooperation Treaty
    • Design patents

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;

    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on PCT on Design
    Standing Committee on IP and Internet

Members:
  • Chair: Koen M.L. BIJVANK (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
  • Secretary: Andrew T. MEUNIER (United States of America)
  • Member: Sabine AGé (France)
  • Member: Seong T. AHN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Martín BENSADON (Argentina)
  • Member: Ted CHWU (Independent members)
  • Member: Johanna FLYTHSTRöM (Finland)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Enrico GATTI (Italy)
  • Member: Tim ISERIEF (Netherlands)
  • Member: Patricia KOCH MORENO (Spain)
  • Member: Karsten KOENIGER (Germany)
  • Member: Tatjana KUKSHINA (Ukraine)
  • Member: Lamberto LIUZZO (Italy)
  • Member: Philip MENDES DA COSTA (Canada)
  • Member: Rowanie NAKAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Member: Robert J. O'CONNELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Nevin ONER (Turkey)
  • Member: Gaye RAMAZANOGLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Beat RAUBER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Marc RICHARDS (United States of America)
  • Member: Fraser D. ROWAND (Canada)
  • Member: Sascha SALOMONOWITZ (Austria)
  • Member: Daniel SANCHEZ Y BEJAR (Mexico)
  • Member: Yali SHAO (China)
  • Member: Christopher STOTHERS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: David TADGELL (Australia)
  • Member: João Luis VIANNA (Brazil)
  • Member: Jonas WESTERBERG (Sweden)
  • Member: Neriman Dilek YILDIRIM (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: John P. Osha

Standing Committee

Piracy and Counterfeiting

Piratage et contrefaçon

Piraterie und Fälschung

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy regulatory and legal frameworks relating to anti-counterfeiting and piracy, including:

    • review of policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes review of regulatory and judicial decisions
    • submission of comments and recommendations to the Bureau reflecting an appropriate balance between the interests of various stakeholders,

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field[1].

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co‑ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below

    [1] Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Enforcement

Members:
  • Chair: Manon RIEGER-JANSEN (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Ann-Charlotte SöDERLUND (Sweden)
  • Secretary: Damian G. WASSERBAUER (United States of America)
  • Member: Zeynep Seda ALHAS (Turkey)
  • Member: Adriana BARRERA (Peru)
  • Member: Hanna-Maija ELO (Finland)
  • Member: José Ramón FERNáNDEZ CASTELLANOS (Spain)
  • Member: Marcin FIJALKOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Raimondo GALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
  • Member: Shuhui HUANG (China)
  • Member: Naresh KILARU (United States of America)
  • Member: Alessandro MASETTI ZANNINI DE CONCINA (Italy)
  • Member: Kiyoshi MURAKI (Japan)
  • Member: Alexandr PAKHARENKO (Ukraine)
  • Member: Vassil PAVLOV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Christian ROHNER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ashley W ROUGHTON (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Bienvenido I. SOMERA JR. (Philippines)
  • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

Trademarks

Marques

Marken

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to trademarks, including:

    •    review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;

    •    review of judicial decisions;

    •    monitoring of the trademark related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) trademarks,

    •    monitoring ICANN developments and other domain name related issues as they relate to trademarks

    but excluding:

    •    geographical indications.

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    •    developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;

    •    possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Eléonore GASPAR (France)
  • Co-Chair: Alexander VON MüHLENDAHL (Germany)
  • Secretary: Elena MOLINA LóPEZ (Spain)
  • Member: Abdurrahim AYAZ (Turkey)
  • Member: Murat BASMACI (Turkey)
  • Member: Torsten BETTINGER (Germany)
  • Member: Loreto BRESKY (Chile)
  • Member: Tobias COHEN JEHORAM (Netherlands)
  • Member: Tracy CORNEAU (Canada)
  • Member: Cesare GALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Sheldon H. KLEIN (United States of America)
  • Member: Eduardo KLEINBERG (Mexico)
  • Member: Bartosz KRAKOWIAK (Poland)
  • Member: S. Yong LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Jorge LLEVAT VALLESPINOSA (Spain)
  • Member: Alana LONG (Australia)
  • Member: Elena MILLER (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Anastasia MINDRUL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Masako NISHIMURA (Japan)
  • Member: Chihiro ONISHI (Japan)
  • Member: Avi ORDO (Israel)
  • Member: Dennis S PRAHL (United States of America)
  • Member: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Member: Aleli Angela G. QUIRINO (Philippines)
  • Member: Michael REINLE (Switzerland)
  • Member: Joaquin SAYOC (Philippines)
  • Member: Lena SHEN (China)
  • Member: Elisabeth SIEMSEN DO AMARAL (Brazil)
  • Member: Stoyan SIRAKOV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
  • Member: Béatrice THOMAS (France)
  • Member: Stefano VATTI (Italy)
  • Member: Jan Montagu VLECK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Marieke WESTGEEST (Netherlands)
  • Member: Peter WIDMER (Switzerland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Development and Intellectual Property

Développement et propriété intellectuelle

Entwicklung und geistiges Eigentum

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to development and intellectual property related issues, including:

    • monitoring, studying and reporting on work programme and recommendations of WIPO´s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and other relevant bodies of international organisations

    (the Field)
    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including:

    • all drafts of and all published comments also from other NGOs – on development and intellectual property related issues.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.
    To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Leticia PROVEDEL (Brazil)
  • Secretary: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
  • Member: Emma CARINO FRANCISCO (Philippines)
  • Member: France CôTé (Canada)
  • Member: Andrea GARCéS AGELL (Spain)
  • Member: Åsa HELLSTADIUS (Sweden)
  • Member: Kay KONISHI (Japan)
  • Member: Elisabetta MINA (Italy)
  • Member: Koichi NAKA (Japan)
  • Member: Ignacio S. SAPALO (Philippines)
  • Member: Theresa STADHEIM (United States of America)
  • Member: Heather WATTS (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Standards and Patents

Normes et Brevets

Standards und Patente

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to standards and patents, including:
    – Developments in various standard setting organizations
    – Developments in case law and regulations in various jurisdictions;
    – Antitrust law developments in various jurisdictions.

    To advise the Bureau of:
    – developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    – possible avenues for cooperation with other NGOs in the Field.
    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field1.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position with the approval of, or upon request by the Bureau.

    With the approval of, or upon request by the Bureau, submit, represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in the Field in relevant fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Gertjan KUIPERS (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Pauline DEBRé (France)
  • Member: Alma ALVAREZ Y DELUCIO (Mexico)
  • Member: Jesus ARRIBAS GARCIA (Spain)
  • Member: Monica BARONE (United States of America)
  • Member: John BRUNNER (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Khristine C. DY (Philippines)
  • Member: Martin FäHNDRICH (Germany)
  • Member: Jeffrey GLUCK (United States of America)
  • Member: Louis-Pierre GRAVELLE (Canada)
  • Member: Michela MAGGI (Italy)
  • Member: Márcio MERKL (Brazil)
  • Member: Andrea MITTLER (Italy)
  • Member: Kiyoko NAKAOKA (Japan)
  • Member: Calvin PARK (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: P.l. REESKAMP (Netherlands)
  • Member: Christopher M. SCHERER (United States of America)
  • Member: Ekrem SOYLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Hawthorne SUH (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Masatsugu SUZUKI (Japan)
  • Member: Peter TRELOAR (Australia)
  • Member: Stephane TRONCHON (France)
  • Member: Taliah WALKLETT (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Maohua WANG (China)
  • Member: Johanna WRIGHT (Sweden)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

Standing Committee

IP and Green Technology

PI et technologie verte

Geistiges Eigentum und grüne Technologie

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to protection and licensing of intellectual property in the context of the climate change debate, including:

    • policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes at national and regional levels;
    • legislation, and regulatory and judicial decisions at national and regional levels;
    • the debate about scope of protection under international instruments, eg the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UFCCC) and its appertaining Conferences of the Parties (COP);
    • the empirical basis for the climate change debate as it relates to intellectual property issues,
    • (the Field).
    • To advise the Bureau of:
    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including in particular documentation of the UFCCC/COP .

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Development and Intellectual Property
    Standing Committee on Patents (for matters relevant to the Field)

Members:
  • Chair: Bertram HUBER (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Casey Kook-Chan AN (Republic of Korea)
  • Secretary: Guillaume HENRY (France)
  • Member: Mehmet ATBAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Fabio BOSCARIOL DE ROBERTO (Italy)
  • Member: Ursula BRAVALLE (South Africa)
  • Member: Patricia BUNYE (Philippines)
  • Member: Wen CAO (China)
  • Member: Estelle DERCLAYE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Filippo FERRONI (Italy)
  • Member: Keiji KONDO (Japan)
  • Member: V. LAKSHMI KUMARAN (India)
  • Member: Francisco Humberto LóPEZ AVILA (Mexico)
  • Member: David MERRYLEES (Brazil)
  • Member: Tamar MORAG-SELA (Israel)
  • Member: Clara NEPPEL (Germany)
  • Member: Alexandre R. T. ODLE (Netherlands)
  • Member: Natalie RAFFOUL (Canada)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Margaret WELSH (United States of America)
  • Member: Alicia ÁLVAREZ DE BERKENWALD (Argentina)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee

TRIPS

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to the WTO/TRIPS Agreement and its implementation, including:

    · study of, and advice to the Bureau and AIPPI members on, proposed amendments of or additions
    to the TRIPS Agreement
    · monitoring international developments which impact on the WTO position/negotiations on TRIPS
    · monitoring activities of other international and regional bodies (GOs and NGOs) in relation to WTO/TRIPS

    (the Field).
    To advise the Bureau of:
    · developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    · possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide the Bureau key documents relevant to the Fieldi, including:
    · WTO/TRIPS documentation
    · other documents of general interest on TRIPS related issues

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on IP and Genetic Resources / Traditional Knowledge
    Standing Committee on Geographical Indications

Members:
  • Chair: Catherine MATEU (France)
  • Co-Chair: Manoj MENDA (India)
  • Co-Chair: Gustavo Starling LEONARDOS (Brazil)
  • Secretary: Melanie JOSE (Finland)
  • Member: Russell A. BAGNALL (South Africa)
  • Member: Konrad BECKER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Lorenza FERRARI HOFER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ivan T. HJERTMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Kelly HYNDMAN (United States of America)
  • Member: Jussi KARTTUNEN (Finland)
  • Member: Takeshi KOMATANI (Japan)
  • Member: Irina G. OZOLINA (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
  • Member: Luca RINALDI (Italy)
  • Member: Michael B. STEWART (United States of America)
  • Member: Susan VILLANUEVA (Philippines)
  • Member: Xintian YIN (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

Biotechnology (Sub-Committee of Pharma and Biotechnology)

Biotechnologie

Biotechnologie

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy,
    regulatory and legal frameworks relating to intellectual property protection for:

    •        pharmaceutical products and processes;

    •        diagnostic products;

    •        medical devices; and

    •        biotechnology  (including plant varieties) and biological products , including:

    •        policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes at national and regional levels;

    •        legislation, and regulatory and judicial decisions at national and regional levels; and

    •        the scope of protection under international instruments, eg TRIPs, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention and the European Patent Convention, but excluding:

    •        the scope of work of the Standing Committee on IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge; and

    •        medical devices, other than to the extent this committee may be able to provide expert input should that subject matter be considered within the scope of work of the Standing Committee on Patents,

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    •    developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;

    •    possible avenues for cooperation with other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including documentation of InterPat and other NGOs in the Field, and documentation of UPOV, and national and regional Patent Offices.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position, if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Patents (for matters relevant to the Field or where the Field may be relevant to the work of the Standing Committee on Patents)

    Standing Committee on Trademarks (for matters relevant to the Field)

Members:
  • Chair: Claire BALDOCK (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Secretary: Peter LUDWIG (United States of America)
  • Member: Andrew BLATTMAN (Australia)
  • Member: Graeme BOOCOCK (Canada)
  • Member: Olga CAPASSO (Italy)
  • Member: Magnus DAHLMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Gabriel DI BLASI JR. (Brazil)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Gesheng HUANG (China)
  • Member: Israel JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ (Mexico)
  • Member: Edgar KRIEGER (Germany)
  • Member: Maria del Pilar LOPEZ (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Maria Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Jürgen MEIER (Germany)
  • Member: Andrés RINCóN USCATEGUI (Colombia)
  • Member: Yoon S. SHIN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Min SON (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Hariharan SUBRAMANIAM (India)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee

Information Technology and Internet

Technologie de l’information et Internet

Informationstechnologie und Internet

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to information technology and the internet including:

    • Computer software
    • Information networks
    • Integrated circuits

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Peter FINNIE (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Alfred A. MACCHIONE (Canada)
  • Secretary: Thomas KRETSCHMER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Richard P. BEEM (United States of America)
  • Member: Fernando BOUSSO (Brazil)
  • Member: Richard BROWN (Australia)
  • Member: Alberto CONTINI (Italy)
  • Member: Korcan DERICIOGLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Stephan FREISCHEM (Germany)
  • Member: Jorge GOMEZ ROBLES (Mexico)
  • Member: Mh.l. HEMMER (Netherlands)
  • Member: Masahito IMAI (Japan)
  • Member: JoAnna LUNA (United States of America)
  • Member: Marco MACCALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Roy MELZER (Israel)
  • Member: Jonathan MOSS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Hwan Sung PARK (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Nandu A. TALWALKAR (United States of America)
  • Member: Lili WU (China)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

Standing Committee

IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

PI relative aux resources génétiques / saviors traditionnels

IP und genetische Ressourcen / traditionelles Wissen

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to IP and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTK), including:
    •    review of policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes
    •    review of regulatory and judicial decisions
    •    submission of comments and recommendations to the Bureau reflecting an appropriate balance between the interests of various stakeholders

    (the Field)
    To advise the Bureau of:
    •    developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    •    possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.
    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field , including:
    •    all drafts of and all published comments – also from other NGOs – on the GRTK.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, CBD, UNESCO and related UN Meetings.

    To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on TRIPS

Members:
  • Chair: Konrad BECKER (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Marlies ALLAN (Nigeria)
  • Secretary: Andrew MASSIE (Australia)
  • Member: Gaëlle BOUROUT (France)
  • Member: Maria Carmen DE SOUZA BRITO (Brazil)
  • Member: Ke KE (China)
  • Member: Daisy MACHYTKA-FRANK (Hungary)
  • Member: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Member: David MOORE (United States of America)
  • Member: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Marta REIS E SILVA (Brazil)
  • Member: DeAnn F. SMITH (United States of America)
  • Member: Willem A. VAN ROOY (South Africa)
  • Member: Lauso ZAGATO (Italy)
  • Member: Carla ZUDDAS (Italy)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee

Free Trade Agreements

Conventions libre-échange

Freihandelsabkommen

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to IP issues of bilateral, trilateral and other Free Trade Agreements, Economic Partnership Agreements and other trade-related Agreements, including:
    •    review of policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes
    •    review of regulatory and judicial decisions
    •    submission of comments and recommendations to the Bureau reflecting an appropriate balance between the interests of various stakeholders

    (the Field).
    To advise the Bureau of:
    •    developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    •    possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.
    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field , including:
    •    all drafts of and all published comments – also from other NGOs – on bilateral, trilateral and other Free Trade Agreements, Economic Partnership Agreements and other trade-related Agreements
    •    all documents of general interest on the subject
    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.
    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.
    To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Peter Dirk SIEMSEN (Brazil)
  • Co-Chair: Yoshio KUMAKURA (Japan)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Tal BAND (Israel)
  • Member: Jose COCHINGYAN III (Philippines)
  • Member: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Member: Rico V. DOMINGO (Philippines)
  • Member: Christian DURÁN (Spain)
  • Member: Grant FISHER (Australia)
  • Member: Mark GUETLICH (Germany)
  • Member: Samir Mahmoud HAMZA (Egypt)
  • Member: Sharon A. ISRAEL (United States of America)
  • Member: Christian LEDERER (Germany)
  • Member: Andres MELOSSI (Chile)
  • Member: Alfredo RANGEL ORTIZ (Mexico)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

Client Attorney Privilege

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to “Client Attorney Privilege” (by which is meant any legal process which in effect protects clients from forcible disclosure of communications between clients and their IP advisers in relation to IP professional advice) including

    • identification of shortcomings in respect of Client Attorney Privilege nationally and/or internationally and suggestion of solutions to those shortcomings,
    • review of policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes.
    • review of regulatory and judicial decisions.
    • submission of comments and recommendations to the Bureau reflecting an appropriate balance between the interests of various stakeholders,
    • education of lawmakers, users and the public including industry

    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:

    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.

    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.

    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees::

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Steven B. GARLAND (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Wouter PORS (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Shoichi OKUYAMA (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: James TUMBRIDGE (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Andri HESS (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Pravin ANAND (India)
  • Member: Justin Chuma ANOSIKE (Nigeria)
  • Member: Russell A. BAGNALL (South Africa)
  • Member: Julie BALLANCE (New Zealand)
  • Member: Fernando BARREDA (Peru)
  • Member: Fernando BARREDA (Peru)
  • Member: Jacques BAUVIR (France)
  • Member: Sung Jai CHOI (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Ejvind CHRISTIANSEN (Denmark)
  • Member: Cita CITRAWINDA NOERHADI (Indonesia)
  • Member: Pier Luigi DE ANNA (Italy)
  • Member: Luis DE LARRAMENDI (Spain)
  • Member: M.N. Aydin DERIS (Turkey)
  • Member: Peter FRANKE (Australia)
  • Member: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Member: Shalva GVARAMADZE (Georgia)
  • Member: Gunnar Orn HARDARSON (Iceland)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: David W. HILL (United States of America)
  • Member: Tim JACKSON (New Zealand)
  • Member: Marius Jakulis JASON (Lithuania)
  • Member: Morris JOHN (Singapore)
  • Member: Urmas KAULER (Estonia)
  • Member: Yawar Irfan KHAN (Pakistan)
  • Member: Seong-ki KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Olga I. KOUZNETSOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Dragana LEHOCKI (Serbia)
  • Member: Jeffrey LEWIS (United States of America)
  • Member: (Richard) Yi LI (China)
  • Member: Johanna LILJA (Finland)
  • Member: Margareta LINDEROTH (Sweden)
  • Member: Marja-Leena MANSALA (Finland)
  • Member: Gatis MERZVINSKIS (Latvia)
  • Member: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Member: David MUSKER (United Kingdom)
  • Member: María Milagros NEBREDA (Venezuela)
  • Member: Valentina NESHEVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Member: Yuzuru OKABE (Japan)
  • Member: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Member: Antonina PAKHARENKO-ANDERSON (Ukraine)
  • Member: Helen PAPACONSTANTINOU (Greece)
  • Member: Joao PEREIRA DA CRUZ (Portugal)
  • Member: Chew PHYE KEAT (Malaysia)
  • Member: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
  • Member: Helmut SONN (Austria)
  • Member: Amund Brede SVENDSEN (Norway)
  • Member: Wojciech TRYBOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: József TáLAS (Hungary)
  • Member: Chavalit UTTASART (Thailand)
  • Member: Raluca VASILESCU (Romania)
  • Member: Erwin-Detlef VON AHSEN (Germany)
  • Member: Mladen VUKMIR (Croatia)
  • Member: Alexey V. ZALESOV (Russian Federation)
  • Member: CLAUDIA Maria ZERAIK (Brazil)
  • Member: Juan Carolos Suarez (Colombia)
  • Non Member: Rula Nosseir (APPI-MAF)
Reporters:
  • Reporter General: Sarah MATHESON

Committee: Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding

Committee: Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and education and research institutions

Committee: Trade secrets: Overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement

Committee: Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

Committee: Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding

Committee: Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and education and research institutions

  • Q246 Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and educational and research institutions

Committee: Trade secrets: Overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement

Committee: Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

Committee: Patents

Committee: Trademarks

Committee: Biotechnology (Sub-Committee of Pharma and Biotechnology)

Committee: Information Technology and Internet

Committee: IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

Committee: Client Attorney Privilege

Pharma Session 1
Don’t miss the (right) mark

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 09.00 to 10.30

Trademarks play an important role in the pharmaceutical business. This panel session will build on the Paris (2010) and Helsinki (2013) workshops in relation to pharmaceutical trademarks. It will focus on selected issues not previously covered, with particular emphasis on perspectives from North America, Asia and Brazil.

In that context, this panel session will consider registrability, regulatory, and other clearance related matters that affect the selection, adoption, approval and enforcement of pharmaceutical trademarks, the considerations for which are often unique to that industry. This will include a review of the overlap and interplay between the requirements of the applicable trademark statues and regulations, and the requirements of other regulatory bodies. Speakers from various jurisdictions will provide practical and focused guidance that should be of particular interest to in-house trademark practitioners in this sector.

Moderator:
Jacques Labrunie, Gusmao Labrunie – Brazil (CV) and (Presentation)

Speakers:
Rowani (Wanie) A Nakan, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia – Philippines (CV) and (Presentation)
Matthew Asbell, Ladas & Parry – USA (CV) and (Presentation)
Steven Garland, Smart & Biggar – Canada (CV) and (Presentation)


Pharma Session 2
Personalized Medicine

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 11.00 to 12.30

Advances in biotechnology have led to changes in the nature of biopharmaceutical research. Historically, new medicines were designed for all patients in need of a particular treatment. Personalized medicine is a medical model that tailors medical decisions, practices, and/or products to the individual patient. Diagnostic testing is used for selecting appropriate drugs based on the patient’s genetic makeup or other molecular or cellular analysis.

While this is a very promising field of research, questions have arisen in relation to the intellectual property protection available for this area of innovation. Recent decisions such as the Myriad case in the US have limited the options for patenting biomarkers, diagnostics, selection algorithms and similar tools for personalized medicine.

This panel session will review the state of the law in the US, Europe, and Asia regarding the available forms of IP protection (such as patents, data protection and trade secrets) to incentivise this area of research.

Moderator:
João Luis Vianna, Kasznar Leonardos – Brazil (CV)

Speakers:
Hugo Caro, Ferrer International S.A. – Spain (CV)
Adrian Looney, Pfizer, Inc. – USA (CV)
Wen Cao, NTD – China (CV)

(Presentation of the whole Session)


Pharma Session 3
Technology transfer: public versus private interests

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 14.00 to 15.30

Compulsory licenses as a means to address concerns over appropriate access to medicine have long been controversial. In 2012, the Brazilian Government launched a program called Parceria para o Desenvolvimento Produtivo (PDP) to facilitate technology transfer in the pharmaceutical field from the private sector to local public laboratories, aiming to manufacture medical products locally for distribution under the public health system. Under a traditional compulsory license model, the private sector sells the final product, but does not license or transfer the technology behind it.

The Brazilian PDP system represents a different approach to the issue, potentially promoting the development of local public laboratories and sustainable substitution of imports. This panel session will compare the Brazilian PDP program with compulsory licensing regimes in other countries, such as India and Thailand, and share the lessons learned and perspectives gained in relation to tech transfer in the interests of public health.

Moderator:
Hari Subramaniam, Subramaniam & Associates – India (CV)

Speakers:
Nandana Indananda, Tilleke & Gibbins – Thailand (CV)
Guilherme Leser, Merck (MSD) – Brazil (CV) and (Presentation)
Manisha Desai, Eli Lilly and Co. – USA (CV)
Rodolfo Martinez, Martinez & Associados – Brazil

(Presentation of the whole Session)


Pharma Session 4
Double jeopardy: policy-based examination of patent validity

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 16.00 to 17.30

A feature in the Brazilian IP regime is the practice whereby the regulatory authority, Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria (ANVISA), has a key decision making role in relation to the patentability of pharmaceutical inventions. This system has gone through many iterations, and has been criticized by many stakeholders, including in relation to its constitutionality.

Under the present system, ANVISA rules on pharmaceutical inventions before the Patent Office begins its examination. While it is envisaged that ANVISA only considers whether the invention is suitable for patenting, both the selection of the applications to be reviewed by ANVISA, and the process of selection, are controversial. In particular, there are concerns as to whether the ANVISA procedure complies with TRIPS.

Other countries have or have considered introducing elements of this or a similar process. This panel session will examine the Brazilian ANVISA process in the context of TRIPS obligations, and will look at similar procedures and proposals in other countries.

Moderator:
John Todaro, Merck & Co., Inc. – USA (CV)

Speakers:
Ronaldo Pires, Abbott – Brazil (CV) and (Presentation)
Hirokazu Honda, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama – Japan (CV) and (Presentation)
Carlos Olarte, Olarte Moure & Asociados Ltda – Colombia (CV) and (Presentation)


Panel Session I
Focus on FRAND: injunctions and safe harbours, FRAND determination and the use of ADR

Monday, 12 October 2015 from 14.00 to 17.30

In recent years, the availability of injunctive relief for infringement of a FRAND-committed standard essential patent (SEP) has received much attention. There have been a number of high-profile cases in various jurisdictions, complaints lodged with competition authorities, and policy discussions in Standards Setting Organisations (SSOs). The important decision by the European Court of Justice in Huawei v ZTE is expected in advance of this panel session. There have also been many other recent ground-breaking cases including the recent Japanese IP High Court judgment in Samsung v Apple, and the decision by the US Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit in Motorola v Apple, to name just a few.

  • the availability of injunctions for SEP holders and safe harbours for willing licensees;
  • FRAND determination in various jurisdictions;
    and
  • use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for resolving FRAND disputes.

Moderator:
Michael Fröhlich, Blackberry – Germany (CV)

Speakers:
Judge Peter Meier-Beck, Federal Supreme Court – Germany (CV) and (Presentation)
Judge James L. Robart, US District Court / Western District of Washington – USA (CV) and (Presentation)
Judge André Fontes, Federal Court of Appeals – Brazil (CV)
Monica Magnusson, Ericsson – Sweden (CV)
Latonia Gordon, Microsoft – USA (CV)
Monica Barone, Qualcomm Inc. – USA (CV)


Panel Session II
Plant variety protection – using the right tools

Monday, 12 October 2015 from 14.00 to 15.30

Plant related innovation, either through traditional breeding or biotechnological engineering, may be protected by patents or plant variety rights or both. Different approaches to plant variety protection exist worldwide. Choosing the appropriate IP right is not always straightforward and the interface between the available forms of protection is not always clear.

This panel session will outline the available rights, in particular the subject matter and scope of protection conferred by patents and plant variety rights, and where these forms of protection may intersect, as illustrated by examples.

The aim of this panel session is to identify best practices for procuring optimal protection for plant related innovation worldwide. It will also address the issue of importation into Europe and the US of material grown and harvested in Latin American countries, including where such material is transformed in those countries.

Moderator:
Viviane Yumy Kunisawa, Syngenta Proteão de Cultivos Ltda. – Brazil (CV)

Speakers:
Gonzalo Rovira, Monsanto Company – Argentina (CV)
Joerg-Uwe Szipl, Griffin and Szipl, P.C. – USA (CV)
Paul Van Dongen – Netherlands (CV)
Karen Henning-Mixa, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH – Germany (CV)

(Presentation of the whole Session)


Panel Session III
Green technology: a changing climate for IP rights

Monday, 12 October 2015 from 16.00 to 17.30

Discussion on the measures to combat climate change have been gaining momentum with the upcoming UNFCC Conference of Parties in December 2015. Measures for encouraging innovation and dissemination of technology in the green technology sector will play a central role in these discussions.

The role of IP, especially patents and know-how, has been the subject of debate for many years, with the arguments and positions tending to reflect those traditionally taken by developed and developing countries, sometimes referred to as the ‘North’ / ‘South’ divide.

Issues include whether the current patent system provides sufficient incentive to stimulate innovation in the green tech sector, and whether any changes may provide further incentives. Another question is the impact patents have on technology transfer in the green tech sector, and whether any changes may enhance such transfer. This panel session will endeavor to contribute constructively to the debate, and will also consider how any technology transfer should be managed.

Moderator:
Bertram Huber, IP*SEVA – Germany (CV) and (Presentation)

Speakers:
Guillaume Henry, Szleper Henry Avocats – France (CV) and (Presentation)
Adarsh Ramanujan, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan – India (CV) and (Presentation)
Julio Prezotti, Manacial Projectos e Consultoria Ambietal Ltda – Brazil (CV)


Panel Session IV
Industrial designs: form over function?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 09.00 to 10.30

Industrial designs render appealing products which are also functional, thereby increasing their marketability. In principle, while functional designs may be protected in many jurisdictions, designs dictated exclusively by the technical function of the product may be excluded from protection. Technical features may be protected by other IP rights, for example, patents, petty patents, utility models or design patents, as well as copyright or trademark protection, and protection against unfair competition.

Eligibility for design protection may depend on the level of artistic expression in the design, whether the design is or is capable of being registered or attracts copyright protection or unregistered design rights, whether articles made to the design are manufactured on an industrial / commercial scale or whether the design is achieved by the shape of the article itself and/ or surface decoration. The term of any available protection varies significantly: 5 to 25 years for design protection, and 70+ years for copyright.

This panel session will consider the protection available for functional designs in different jurisdictions, and the requirements for and scope of such protection.

Moderator:
Christopher Carani, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. – USA (CV)

Speakers:
Lili Wu, CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office – China (CV)
Lucas Martins Gaiarsa, Gaiarsa & Meyer Proprieade Intelectual – Brazil (CV)
Sara Ashby, Redd Solicitors LLP – United Kingdom (CV)

(Presentation of the whole Session)


Panel Session V
Collective marks and GIs

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 11.00 to 12.30

The issue of the relationship between collective marks and geographical indications (GIs) is controversial. There are different approaches in various jurisdictions. Some countries do not have specific legislation relating to GIs and instead protect GIs through collective / certification marks or similar trademark approaches. Other countries have both specific (or sui generis) protection of GIs and a separate regime for collective / certification marks. The former approach may result in relatively weak protection for GIs, while the latter may underpin a greater degree of protection.

This panel discussion will explore the different approaches, including the varying scope of protection, as well the advantages and disadvantages of ‘dual’ protection of a trademark both as a GI and a collective mark. This panel session will also discuss the progress of the New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, following WIPO’s Diplomatic Conference in May 2015.

Moderator:
Giulio Sironi, Avv. Prof. Adriano Vanzetti – Italy (CV)

Speakers:
Sandra Leis, Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira – Brazil (CV) and (Presentation)
Patrick J. Kole, Idaho Potato Commission – USA (CV)
Volker Schoene, Loschelder – Germany (CV) and (Presentation)


Panel Session VI
Keeping the faith: dealing with bad faith registrations

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 14.00 to 15.30

Companies regularly face use and/or registration of their trademarks by third parties in jurisdictions where the company does not have a relevant prior registration. In many jurisdictions, it is possible to oppose such use / registration if bad faith can be proved, but the criteria may be difficult to satisfy.

This panel session will deal with the requirements for invalidating trademarks and actions against their use based on bad faith, including the relevance of the third party’s knowledge of the use of the trademark in the same versus any other jurisdiction. This session will also consider the issues that arise in seeking to prove the various elements of bad faith, such as how to prove the third party’s awareness of prior use.

The aim of this panel session is to provide practical guidance as to the best practices for dealing with and preventing bad faith registrations, for example, filing strategy and alternative strategies such as invoking unregistered marks.

Moderator:
Sergio Barragan, PepsiCo – Mexico (CV)

Speakers:
Tobias Cohen Jehoram, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek – Netherlands (CV)
Mariangela Sampaio, Unilever Brasil Ltda. – Brazil (CV)
Danny Awdeh, Finnegan – USA (CV)

(Presentation of the whole Session)


Panel Session VII
Non-traditional marks: sounds like a mark, smells like a mark…
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 from 16.00 to 17.30

In many countries the traditional definition of what may constitute a trademark has expanded so as to encompass almost anything that might be capable of distinguishing one trader’s goods or services over those of another. As such, a trademarks may now comprise a colour, sound, scent, texture, hologram, moving image, 3D shape, and such elements as applied to a mode of packaging or trade dress. However, non-traditional marks raise unique questions in respect of their adoption, use and registration.

This panel session will look at the tactical and practical considerations regarding non-traditional marks. This will include how such marks may be used in the marketplace and are perceived by consumers, any special requirements in securing registration and the inherent difficulties given the intangible nature of some non-traditional trademarks. The discussion will also consider the issues that arise in seeking to enforce non-traditional marks against third parties, including the validity attacks that might arise.

Moderator:
Juan Vanrell, Vanrell – Uruguay (CV)

Speakers:
Hiromichi Aoki, Yuasa and Hara – Japan (CV) and (Presentation)
Maria Scungio, Locke Lord LLP – USA (CV) and (Presentation)
Elena Molina, Intangibles Legal S.L.P – Spain (CV) and (Presentation)


Panel Session VIII
Inventor remuneration: the global puzzle

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 from 08.30 to 10.00

International joint inventorship presents a number of substantive and procedural challenges for the patent owner, one of which relates to the varying requirements for inventor remuneration. As researchers are increasingly collaborating across the globe, differing remuneration regimes cause many practical problems. How do companies deal with inventions made by inventions by inventors in the US and in a country with remuneration laws such as Germany or Japan? Do they provide compensation only for the inventors in the countries requiring remuneration? How is it apportioned?

International joint inventorship is the subject of a Working Question at this Rio Congress. Given the breadth of issues raised by multinational inventions, the specific topic of inventor remuneration has been reserved for later study. Accordingly, this panel discussion will review inventor remuneration provisions in various jurisdictions, examine the practical problems, and propose best practices and possible solutions.

Moderator:
Ted Chwu, Bird & Bird – Hong Kong (CV)

Speakers:
Sebastian Wündisch, University of Dresden / Noerr – Germany (CV) and (Presentation)
Toshinao Yamazaki, Japan Patent Office – Japan (CV) and (Presentation)
Lawrence T. Welch, Eli Lilly and Company – USA (CV) and (Presentation)


Panel Session IX
ISP liability: a run-down on take-downs (and more)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 from 08.30 to 10.00

The Internet provides many opportunities, including the opportunity for infringing IP rights on a massive scale. While copyright infringement attracts a lot of publicity, trademark and design infringement is also an issue. The problems for rights holders are compounded when the infringer is anonymous. Internet service providers (ISPs), whose services are used by infringers to facilitate infringement, may be mere conduits, but are readily identifiable. Accordingly, there is a logic in a rights holder pursuing an ISP, particularly when a successful action against a single ISP may be more effective than attempting to pursue multiple direct infringers.

This panel session will look at the responsibilities of ISPs, in particular hosting providers and access providers, the liabilities they may incur and possible remedies against them. This will include the reach of different laws, practical guidance on strategy for different jurisdictions, and how consumers may be protected. In particular, the new Brazilian Internet Law will be discussed and compared with other jurisdictions.

Moderator:
Reinhard Oertli, meyerlustenberger lachenal- Switzerland (Presentation)

Speakers:
Claudio Vasconcelos, Lins de Vasconcelos Advogados Associados – Brazil (CV)
Elena Blobel, International Federation of Phonographic Industry – United Kingdom (CV) and (Presentation)
Caleb Donaldson, Google – USA (CV)


Panel Session X
Post grant oppositions: a game changer?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 from 10.30 to 12.00

Post-grant oppositions of patents are on the rise: postgrant and inter-partes review procedures were introduced in the US in 2012, and Japan has recently reintroduced a patent opposition procedure. In Europe, the EPO has had an established, well-used, central opposition procedure for many years, whilst central litigation of European patents will likely soon be possible via the Unified Patent Court.

This panel session will review the existing and future legal frameworks for post-grant oppositions in key jurisdictions, and will also look at recent examples where post-grant oppositions have overlapped with regular patent litigation. This panel session will also consider the effect that opposition practice is having on the prosecution, litigation and enforcement of patents globally, and what issues need to be considered when oppositions alone, and oppositions alongside regular patent litigation, are contemplated. There will also be a discussion on how to work effectively with oppositions, from both the perspective of the patentee and the opponent.

Moderator:
Márcio Merkl, Abreu, Merkl e Advogados Associados – Brazil (CV)

Speakers:
Akihiro Ryuka, Ryuka IP Law Firm – Japan (CV) and (Presentation)
Tammy Terry, Osha Liang – USA
Taliah Walklett, Nokia – UK  (Presentation)


Panel Session XI
Mediation in IP cases: expedient or coercive?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 from 10.30 to 12.00

Mediation is a frequent and often useful alternative to expensive and protracted litigation. However, in certain situations, particularly when imposed upon an unwilling party by a tribunal, mediation may be an unnecessary expense and may be considered to place undue emphasis on settlement over resolution on the merits. Thus, what is considered expedient in some situations may be considered coercive in others. Even among willing parties, the use and popularity of mediation vary significantly from country to country. In addition, the practical approach to the mediation process may vary significantly even within a single jurisdiction.

In this panel session, experienced mediators and mediation counsel will discuss best practices, the most effective time to mediate a dispute, and examples from their personal experiences. This panel session will provide valuable insight into the mediation process and suggest strategies for making the best use of mediation opportunities.

Moderator:
Tony Piazza, Mediated Negotiations – USA (CV)

Speakers:
Mladen Vukmir, Vukmir & Associates – Croatia (CV)
Manoel J.Pereira dos Santos, ABPI Center of Dispute Resolution – Brazil (CV)
Clara Sattler de Sousa e Brito, ZSP Patentanwälte – Germany (CV)