2016 AIPPI World Congress – Milan
September 16 - 20

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PROGRAMME MATERIALS

Standing Committee

Pharma and Biotechnology

Pharma et biotechnologie

Pharma und Biotechnologie

  • Sub-Committee:
  • 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: Ma. Sophia Editha C. CRUZ-ABRENICA (Philippines)
  • Member: Magnus DAHLMAN (Sweden)
  • 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: Renat KRASNOPEROV (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Andras KUPECZ (Netherlands)
  • Member: Johanna LILJA (Finland)
  • Member: Anja LUNZE (Germany)
  • Member: Ilan MILLER (Israel)
  • Member: Cyra NARGOLWALLA (France)
  • Member: Carlos Reynaldo OLARTE (Colombia)
  • Member: Makoto ONO (Japan)
  • Member: Gaye RAMAZANOGLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Beat RAUBER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Christophe RONSE (Belgium)
  • Member: Nicolas RUIZ VINCENT (Spain)
  • Member: Joseph SCHMITZ (Switzerland)
  • Member: Joseph SNYDER (United States of America)
  • Member: Ran VOGEL (Israel)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Study Committee

Security Interests over Intellectual Property

Sûretés sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle

Sicherungsrechte an Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums

Garantías reales sobre los derechos de la Propiedad Industrial e intelectual

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress 2016, Milan, September 2016

Members:
  • Chair: Marc RICHARDS (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Christian GASSAUER-FLEISSNER (Austria)
  • Co-Chair: Michela MAGGI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Erik FICKS (Sweden)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Study Committee

Linking and making available on the Internet

Création de liens et mise à disposition sur Internet

Verlinkung und Zugänglichmachung im Internet

La creación de enlaces y la puesta a disposición en Internet

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress 2016, Milan, September 2016

Members:
  • Chair: Brian W. GRAY (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Justyna TOKARZEWSKA (Poland)
  • Co-Chair: Susanna LEONG (Singapore)
  • Secretary: Martin HEMMER (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Study Committee

Requirements for protection of designs

Conditions pour la protection des dessins et modèles

Voraussetzungen für den Schutz von Designs

Requisitos para la protección de los diseños

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress 2016, Milan, September 2016

Members:
  • Chair: Christopher CARANI (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Hiromichi AOKI (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: Sara ASHBY (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Johanna LILJA (Finland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Study Committee

Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

Eléments ajoutés : les critères de détermination d’un support suffisant des modifications

Hinzugefügte Gegenstände: Der Beurteilungsmaßstab für hinreichende Stützung von Änderungen

Materia añadida: los criterios para determinar el soporte adecuado de las modificaciones

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress 2016, Milan, September 2016

Members:
  • Chair: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
  • Co-Chair: Lamberto LIUZZO (Italy)
  • Co-Chair: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Secretary: Matthew ZISCHKA (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Commercialisation of IP

Exploitation des droits sur la propriété intellectuelle

Verwertung von Schutzrechten

Q248 Status: Active Meeting:
  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks and provide practical guidelines relating to the commercialisation of intellectual property at national, regional and international levels, including:

    laws, regulations and policy initiatives related to the commercialisation of IP, including without limitation:

    • special regimes for IP
    • tax laws
    • state aid law
    • insolvency laws
    • guidelines by UNCITRAL and UNECEP0F

    legal vehicles to commercialise IP and their advantages/disadvantages, including:

    • spin-offs and start-ups
    • joint ventures/other joint commercialisation vehicles
    • university/academic technology transfer agencies/other IP commercialisation agencies
    • patent pools
    • IP holding entities

    commercialisation procedures and IP management, including:

    • assignment/sale
    • licensing and other rights of use
    • sale and licensing-back
    • IP brokering/auctioning
    • Securitisation of IP, pledging and other forms of security
    • IP auditing, valuation and accounting
    • IP due diligence and best practice

    empirical studies on the effectiveness of the various vehicles and procedures

    special needs of different users, eg SMEs, entrepreneurs but excluding:

    • enforcement of IP rights
    • (F)RAND issues
    • compulsory licensing

    (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 of LESI and IPO.

    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 in relation to matters relevant to the Field.

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Copyright
    Standing Committee on Designs
    Standing Committee on Enforcement
    Standing Committee on Patents
    Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
    Standing Committee on Trademarks

Members:
  • Chair: Michael S. CONNOR (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Jan Pieter HUSTINX (Netherlands)
  • Secretary: Benny SPIEWAK (Brazil)
  • Member: Iveta BORISOVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Eryck CASTILLO ORIVE (Mexico)
  • Member: Trevor COOK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Johan ENGDAHL (Sweden)
  • Member: Erik FICKS (Sweden)
  • Member: Christian GASSAUER-FLEISSNER (Austria)
  • Member: Juliana GEBARA DE SENE (Brazil)
  • Member: Ingo GEHRING (Germany)
  • Member: Ehud HAUSMAN (Israel)
  • Member: Sanaz JAVADI (Switzerland)
  • Member: Andrea KAMAGE (United States of America)
  • Member: Tal KARPLUS (Israel)
  • Member: Sun R. KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Friedrich W. KLINKERT (Germany)
  • Member: Pierre KOBEL (Switzerland)
  • Member: Deborah KUCHLER (Australia)
  • Member: (Carissa) Huihui LI (China)
  • Member: Llewellyn L. LLANILLO (Philippines)
  • Member: Junko MUKOYAMA (Japan)
  • Member: Olgac NACAKCI (Turkey)
  • Member: Onder OZDEN (Turkey)
  • Member: Divina Gracia PEDRON (Philippines)
  • Member: Barbara SARTORI (Italy)
  • Member: Carmen SCHELLEKENS (Luxembourg)
  • Member: Elena SHAMRINA (Ukraine)
  • Member: Victor SIBER (United States of America)
  • Member: Michal SICIAREK (Poland)
  • Member: Federico ULLED (Argentina)
  • Member: Renée XAVIER (Singapore)
  • Member: Seda YILDIRIM (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

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: Thierry CALAME (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Annsley WARD (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: M.g.r. VAN GARDINGEN (Netherlands)
  • Member: Rainer BEETZ (Austria)
  • Member: Hélène CORRET (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: Alan JOHNSON (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
  • Member: Seong-ki KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • 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)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

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: Gonçalo Moreira RATO (Portugal)
  • 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: Alexey M. VAKHNIN (Russian Federation)
  • 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: Emily ONEILL (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Gustavo DE FREITAS MORAIS (Brazil)
  • Member: Shishir AGARWAL (Independent members)
  • Member: Hakan AKDAG (Turkey)
  • Member: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Member: Christina BERGGREN (Sweden)
  • Member: Stefania BERGIA (Italy)
  • Member: Riza Ferhan CAGIRGAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Patrick CANTRILL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Tina CHAPPELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Michael D. CRINSON (Canada)
  • Member: Charles DE HAAS (France)
  • Member: Gerard KELLY (Ireland)
  • Member: Tae Eon KOO (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Anton KOVAL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Victor LISOVENKO (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Manabu MIYAJIMA (Japan)
  • 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: Steven 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: Susan GATFORD (Australia)
  • Member: Wendela HåRDEMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Jonathan MESIANO-CROOKSTON (Canada)
  • Member: Christian Alexander MEYER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Goncalo de SAMPAIO (Portugal)
  • 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: Melis ABACIOGLU VISKUSENKO (Turkey)
  • Member: John M. CARSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Remy 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: Mine GUNER (Turkey)
  • Member: Sophie HOLCOMBE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Elisa HUUSKO (Finland)
  • Member: Kei IIDA (Japan)
  • Member: Eryck IRIARTE (Peru)
  • Member: Diana V. IVANOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Shiri KASHER-HITIN (Israel)
  • 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: Valeri V. PENEV (Bulgaria)
  • 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: Saar ALON (Israel)
  • 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: Crystal J. CHEN (Independent members)
  • Member: Patrice DE CANDE (France)
  • 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: Hanna Karin HELD (Germany)
  • Member: Jens KüNZEL (Germany)
  • Member: S. Yong LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Johan LOJE (Denmark)
  • Member: Mattias MALMSTEDT (Sweden)
  • Member: Kazuko MATSUO (Japan)
  • Member: Markus MATTILA (Finland)
  • Member: Saulo MURARI CALAZANS (Brazil)
  • Member: Koichi NAKA (Japan)
  • Member: Irmeli NOKKANEN (Finland)
  • 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 Tahk AHN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Martín BENSADON (Argentina)
  • Member: Ted CHWU (Independent members)
  • Member: Jan DOMBROWSKI (Germany)
  • 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: Myriam SCHNUR (Israel)
  • 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)
  • Member: Nobutaka YOKOTA (Japan)
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: Géraldine ARBANT (France)
  • Member: Adriana BARRERA (Peru)
  • Member: Hanna-Maija ELO (Finland)
  • Member: Marcin FIJALKOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Raimondo GALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Jordi GüELL SERRA (Spain)
  • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
  • 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: Luigi SANSONE (Independent members)
  • Member: Bienvenido I. SOMERA JR. (Philippines)
  • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
  • Member: Janina VOOGD (Germany)
  • Member: Shuhua ZHANG (China)
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: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Member: Abdurrahim AYAZ (Turkey)
  • Member: Murat BASMACI (Turkey)
  • Member: Torsten BETTINGER (Germany)
  • Member: Loreto BRESKY (Chile)
  • Member: Tobias COHEN JEHORAM (Netherlands)
  • 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: Mark METZELING (Australia)
  • Member: Elena MILLER (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Anastasia MINDRUL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Elena MOLINA LóPEZ (Spain)
  • Member: Masako NISHIMURA (Japan)
  • Member: Chihiro ONISHI (Japan)
  • Member: Avi ORDO (Israel)
  • Member: Dennis S PRAHL (United States of America)
  • 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: Howard Peter TEFF (Israel)
  • Member: Stefano VATTI (Italy)
  • Member: Jan Montagu VLECK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Denis VOEVODIN (Russian Federation)
  • 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)
  • Secretary: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
  • Member: Eyal BRESSLER (Israel)
  • 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)
  • Secretary: Calvin PARK (Republic of Korea)
  • 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: Clemens-August HEUSCH (Germany)
  • Member: Per JOSEFSON (Sweden)
  • Member: Michela MAGGI (Italy)
  • Member: Márcio MERKL (Brazil)
  • Member: Andrea MITTLER (Italy)
  • Member: Kiyoko NAKAOKA (Japan)
  • Member: Elisabeth OPIE (Australia)
  • Member: P.l. REESKAMP (Netherlands)
  • Member: Ignacio SANCHEZ ECHAGüE (Argentina)
  • Member: Christopher M. SCHERER (United States of America)
  • Member: Ekrem SOYLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Svetlana STADLER (Israel)
  • 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: Guillaume HENRY (France)
  • Co-Chair: Casey Kook-Chan AN (Republic of Korea)
  • Secretary: Natalie RAFFOUL (Canada)
  • Member: Mehmet ATBAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Ursula BARAVALLE (South Africa)
  • Member: Fabio BOSCARIOL DE ROBERTO (Italy)
  • Member: Patricia BUNYE (Philippines)
  • Member: Wen CAO (China)
  • Member: Luis Diego CASTRO CHAVARRíA (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Estelle DERCLAYE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Filippo FERRONI (Italy)
  • Member: Bertram HUBER (Germany)
  • 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: David POSTOLSKI (United States of America)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Margaret WELSH (United States of America)
  • Member: Marco ZARDI (Switzerland)
  • 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: Daniele DE ANGELIS (Italy)
  • 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: Warwick ROTHNIE (Australia)
  • Member: Michael B. STEWART (United States of America)
  • Member: Susan VILLANUEVA (Philippines)
  • Member: Shaohui YUAN (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

PCT

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory* and legal frameworks relating to the PCT, including:

    • monitoring and advising on developments of the PCT;
    • studying and advising on proposed rules and regulations relating to the PCT;
    • monitoring and advising on related WIPO activities; and
    • formulating and, with Bureau approval, submitting and representing AIPPI’s viewpoints at WIPO meetings

    (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.

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

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Gianfranco DRAGOTTI (Italy)
  • Co-Chair: Noel COURAGE (Canada)
  • Secretary: Gilles PFEND (Switzerland)
  • Member: Guler AYYILDIZ DAMLA (Turkey)
  • Member: Rafael BELTRAN RIVERA (Mexico)
  • Member: Dietmar HAUG (Germany)
  • Member: Aurelio Ricardo HERNÁNDEZ LEHMANN (Spain)
  • Member: Loren R. HULSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Nazli Cansin KARGA (Turkey)
  • Member: Robin KEULERTZ (Germany)
  • Member: Ae-ra KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Takashi KOIKE (Japan)
  • Member: Nazli KORKUT OZSOY (Turkey)
  • Member: Kiyoshi KUZUWA (Japan)
  • Member: Yi LU (China)
  • Member: Dulce Maria MIRANDA NARANJO (Spain)
  • Member: Santiago ORTÚZAR (Chile)
  • Member: Elisabetta PAPA (Italy)
  • Member: Gastón RICHELET (Argentina)
  • Member: Ana Paula SANTOS CELIDôNIO (Brazil)
  • Member: Jakub SIELEWIESIUK (Poland)
  • Member: Andrew SIMPSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Zongliang ZOU (China)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

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: Jürgen MEIER (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Secretary: Peter LUDWIG (United States of America)
  • Member: Claire BALDOCK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Andrew BLATTMAN (Australia)
  • Member: Jeroen BOELENS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Graeme BOOCOCK (Canada)
  • Member: Olga CAPASSO (Italy)
  • Member: Michael CHRISTIE (Australia)
  • 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 Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Niklas MATTSSON (Sweden)
  • Member: Andrés RINCóN USCATEGUI (Colombia)
  • Member: Yoon S. SHIN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Min SON (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Hariharan SUBRAMANIAM (India)
  • Member: Mei-Hsin WANG (Independent members)
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: Fernando BOUSSO (Brazil)
  • Member: Richard BROWN (Australia)
  • Member: Daniel BROWNSTONE (United States of America)
  • Member: Alberto CONTINI (Italy)
  • Member: Korcan DERICIOGLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Stephan FREISCHEM (Germany)
  • Member: Jorge GOMEZ ROBLES (Mexico)
  • Member: Pavel GUERMAN (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Martin 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: Haim RAVIA (Israel)
  • 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: Maria Carmen DE SOUZA BRITO (Brazil)
  • Co-Chair: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Secretary: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Marlies ALLAN (Nigeria)
  • Member: Gaëlle BOUROUT (France)
  • Member: Shinsuke ISHIHARA (Japan)
  • Member: Ke KE (China)
  • Member: Takeshi KOMATANI (Japan)
  • Member: Daisy MACHYTKA-FRANK (Hungary)
  • Member: David MOORE (United States of America)
  • 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: Yusuke INUI
  • :

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: Sharon A. ISRAEL (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Yoshio KUMAKURA (Japan)
  • Secretary: Grant FISHER (Australia)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Nitzan ARAD (Israel)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Raffaella ARISTA (Italy)
  • Member: Tal BAND (Israel)
  • Member: Jose COCHINGYAN III (Philippines)
  • Member: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Member: Rico V. DOMINGO (Philippines)
  • Member: Christian DURÁN (Spain)
  • Member: Ricardo FONSECA DE PINHO (Brazil)
  • Member: Luca GIOVE (Italy)
  • Member: Mark A. GUETLICH (United States of America)
  • Member: Samir Mahmoud HAMZA (Egypt)
  • Member: Christian LEDERER (Germany)
  • Member: Andres MELOSSI (Chile)
  • Member: Alfredo RANGEL ORTIZ (Mexico)
  • Member: Gastón RICHELET (Argentina)
  • Member: Benny SPIEWAK (Brazil)
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: 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: Fernando TRIANA SOTO (Colombia)
  • Member: Wojciech TRYBOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: József TáLAS (Hungary)
  • Member: Chavalit UTTASART (Thailand)
  • Member: Malin VAN ODIJK (Sweden)
  • 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)
  • Non Member: Rula Nosseir (APPI-MAF)
Reporters:
  • Reporter General: Sarah MATHESON

Committee: Security Interests over Intellectual Property

Committee: Linking and making available on the Internet

Committee: Requirements for protection of designs

Committee: Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

Committee: Security Interests over Intellectual Property

Committee: Linking and making available on the Internet

Committee: Requirements for protection of designs

Committee: Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

Committee: Patents

Committee: Trademarks

Committee: IP and Green Technology

Committee: PCT

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

Committee: Information Technology and Internet

Committee: IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

Committee: Client Attorney Privilege

Panel Session Brexit– Implications for IP
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 08.30 to 09.30

AIPPI is pleased to announce that the professional development programme of the Congress will now commence  with a briefing on the implications for IP rights  in the UK and the EU. Our panellists will debate topics including:

  • possible changes to substantive IP laws where they have been harmonized at EU level
  • the role of national case law once the Court of Justice for the European Union is no longer  competent for prejudicial interpretation regarding the UK law
  • the role of the EPO in maintaining  harmonization of the interpretation of the substantive rules of patent law
  • enforcement strategies in cases with cross-border issues,

as well as the implications for:

  • the EU IPR Enforcement Directive
  • Brussels Regulation /Rome II and service issues
  • the European Digital Single Market
  • the Biotech Directive
  • Customs seizures
  • exhaustions of rights
  • licensing, settlements and competition issues
  • transitional provisions.

The panel will also explore the treaty implications relevant to various proposals for managing IP in the context of Brexit as well as the different impacts on IP as a function of the different models the UK could adopt outside the EU, such as the  Norway model, bilateral agreements or a WTO-only model.

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Moderator

Prof. Cesare Galli, IP Law Galli (IT)

Speakers

Tobias Dolde, Noerr LLP (DE)

Francesca Giovannini, Osha Liang (FR)

Gordon Harris, Gowling WLG (UK)

 

Pharma Session 1 – “In(gene)ious” but not patentable? Patentable subject matter
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 09.00 to 10.30

The patentability of inventions relating to genes, stem cells or other biological material, dosage regime and diagnostic testing, amongst other topics, has always been of primary importance for the life sciences industry – from fundamental research institutes to pharmaceutical companies.

Recent years have seen an apparent reversal in the approach to patentability. The US Supreme Court seems to have abandoned its “anything under the sun” doctrine with its very restrictive decisions in the Prometheus and Myriad cases; Australia seems to be following suit.

Paradoxically, in light of how difficult it was to adopt, Europe seems to have been insulated from this trend by the operation of the Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions, although the Directive leaves many issues open. The evolving position in Asia is uncertain and far from uniform.

This panel session will review the current state of the law and policy trends in relation to patentable subject matter in key jurisdictions. In particular, it will focus on the consequences for industry of these recent changes. The panel will also discuss the question of what the appropriate boundaries for patentable subject matter should be.

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Moderator

Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert (UK)

Speakers

Manisha Desai, Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly (US)

Denise Hirsch, Director, Protection and Institutional Partnerships, Inserm Transfert (FR)

Gesheng Huang, Zhongzi Law Office (CN)

Justice John Nicholas, Federal Court of Australia (AU)

 

Pharma Session 2 – Biosimilars – similar but different?
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11.00 to 12.30

Medicines made via biotechnology involving living organisms are more complex than conventional medicines (also referred to as small molecule drugs). Being made of chemical substances, the structure of a small molecule drug can be identified, and an identical compound can be synthesized. As the copy can be considered bioequivalent, regulatory authorities can be confident this generic version should produce the same result in patients.

Biologic medicines are more difficult to identify and characterize. While a biologic has no generic “equivalent”, from a regulatory perspective, “biosimilars” are expected to have no clinically meaningful difference for the patient in terms of safety and efficacy, and should be highly comparable to the reference biologic medicine. Some regulatory authorities further distinguish biosimilar medicines by whether they are also “interchangeable” with the reference product. Interchangeable medicines are also expected to produce no different results in any patient, even if alternated with the reference product.

Many innovator biopharma companies have developed or are developing biologics. Competition from biosimilars and interchangeable products is growing. Because they may differ structurally from the reference product, they may not fall within any relevant patent claims covering the reference product.

Around the world, regulatory agencies have taken varied approaches to approval of biosimilar and interchangeable products. This may have implications for substitutability and flow-on pricing decisions. There are also implications for exclusivity, whether by patent protection or other means. This session will involve examination of these issues by a variety of both regulatory and patent specialists, including in house counsel.

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Moderator

Dominic Adair, Bristows (UK)

Speakers

Fritz Reiter, Regulatory CMC Team Leader, Sandoz GmbH (AT)

Dr. Mei-Hsin Wang, China BioMedical & Technology Application Association (TW)

Bryan Zielinski, Vice-President, Patents, Pfizer (US)

 

Pharma Session 3 – Skinny Labels – Wide Impact
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 14.00 to 15.30

The development of new drugs is highly expensive, with an accompanying high risk of failure. Drug development based on the success of a known active ingredient – a “second medical use” – reduces the risk that the active ingredient is not suitable for human application. Such new uses often provide critical solutions to unmet medical needs. However, the ability to obtain and enforce patent protection for second medical uses varies between jurisdictions.

The legal uncertainty arising from variation as to the form and availability of claims to second medical uses is particularly acute when patent protection for the original use has expired, but there is a patent in force covering the new use. Generic drugs may be approved for the original use, but with a label which omits any mention of the second use – a “skinny” label, or a label which expressly disclaims the second use. Notwithstanding the patent position, medical practitioners may prescribe, pharmacies may dispense, and patients may use the generic drug not only for the original use.

This raises issues for establishing infringement, including whether (for example) the supplier of the generic drug can be held to have induced the infringement the second medical use patent; or who may be liable at all, if the actual infringer is the patient. German and British courts have recently reached diverging positions as to the scope of protection of second medical use patents when it comes to so-called skinny labeling or off label use. US courts are also grappling with issues of contributory infringement.

The question is therefore how to enforce patents on second medical uses in these circumstances Panelists from the US, Europe and Asia will discuss what claim formats are available, the protection they can provide and the best approaches to protect these important inventions.

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Moderator

Thomas Bouvet, Véron & Associés (FR)

Speakers

Karsten Königer, Harmsen Utescher (DE)

Mark Ridgway, Allen & Overy (UK)

Neil Trueman, Director of European IP Strategy, Mundipharma (UK)

Larry Welch, Senior Director, Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly (US)

 

Pharma Session 4 – Antitrust and Pharma – Seeking a Balance
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30

While national patent and competition (also referred to as “anti-trust”) laws can rightly be viewed as two complementary policy regimes for governments to use in the promotion of robust and efficient economies, there has always been a natural tension between the two given that one grants monopoly rights while the other typically is directed to promoting freedom of competition and the avoidance or limitation on monopoly power in the marketplace.

For example, while patent protection has for many years been one of the key elements to promoting investment in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, there is an increasing focus by governments, NGOs and others on ensuring that the benefits of any such patent rights be balanced with the public policy goals of providing access to affordable healthcare to individuals and controlling healthcare costs incurred by governments and health care providers.

This panel session will consider the complimentary yet competing goals of patent and competition laws in the context of the pharmaceutical industry. This will include consideration of the various means which seek to achieve an appropriate balance between the two regimes. These include the available patent protection, enforcement mechanisms including settlement considerations, pricing restraints and licensing/assignment considerations. The Italian Antitrust Authority is regarded as a “trailblazer” with some recent decisions in this context; its recent activities will be examined along with perspectives from a variety of other jurisdictions.

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Moderator

Duncan Ribbons, Redd Solicitors (UK)

Speakers

Prof. Michael Carrier, Rutgers University School of Law (US)

Commissioner Gabriella Muscolo, Italian Antitrust Authority (IT)

Yoichi Okumura, General Manager – Intellectual Property, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd (JP)

 

Panel Session I – General IP –Buon appetito! IP & Food
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 14.00 to 15.30

The food industry is an IP-intensive industry.

The Milan EXPO 2015 “Feeding the planet, energy for life” was represented by 145 countries and attracted more than 22 million visitors, underpinning the indisputable and fundamental relevance of the food industry. While the financial figures for food are difficult to categorise and measure, many analysts agree that the food industry – agribusiness and packaged food – is not only one of the world’s largest industries, but also one of the fastest growing.

Every food sector business creates various forms of IP, across the full spectrum of IP regimes. In addition to the more traditional role of trademarks in any branding strategy, trademarks play a role in protecting rights in food design and food packaging, the issues including the subject matter and scope of protection conferred by collective marks and (non-traditional) shape marks. Patents can protect not only the composition of the food itself but also innovation in food technology – how food is made, processed and packaged. Design rights which can protect food shapes, textures or materials; and copyright and trade secrets (such as in relation to recipes and descriptions of techniques), each also have a role to play.

This panel session will explore and illustrate the key issues for IP protection in the food sector.

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Moderator

Fabrizio Sanna, Orsingher Ortu (IT)

Speakers

Andrea Chianura, Counsel – IP & International Business, Group Legal Department, Lavazza (IT)

Daniele Lingua, IP Director, Ferrero Group (IT)

David Postolski, Gearhart Law (US)

Cornelis Schüller, Group Head of Patents and Assistant Vice-President, Nestec Ltd. (CH)

 

Panel Session II – Patent Infringers without borders – current issues in contributory infringement
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 14.00 to 15.30

Particularly in the high-tech arena, patent claims to a process or method often include steps that could conceivably be performed by multiple actors, rather than a single actor of all the steps of the claimed process or method. This is relevant to proving infringement, including whether the rights holder may need to rely on contributory or indirect infringement.

Last year, in the remanded case of Akamai, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found “direct infringement” of a method patent in circumstances where not all of the steps were performed by the defendant alone. In the same case, in 2012, the CAFC initially made a finding of “contributory infringement” despite no finding of “direct infringement”.

Whether patent claims of this type should be capable of being infringed by multiple actors, and whether any finding of infringement is on the basis of direct or indirect infringement is a topical issue not only in the US but in other jurisdictions. These issues are compounded in the context of cross‑border infringement, where the multiple actors may be located in different jurisdictions, and subject to different laws of patent infringement.

This panel session will look at how different jurisdictions have tackled these issues, including the practical implications for proving patent infringement and best practice in claims drafting.

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Moderator

Emily O’Neill, IP & Litigation Counsel, Spectris (UK)

Speakers

MaryAnne Armstrong, Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP (US)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, University of Bonn (DE)

Yanfeng Xiong, China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd (CN)

 

Panel Session III – Copyright/Trademark – An indication of developments in GIs
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30

The new Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement was adopted on 20 May 2015, but not without enormous controversy stemming from fundamental differences in the systems for the protection of geographical indications (GIs) around the world as well as concerns about the effect of the changes. While some countries see the new Act as a major improvement in the protection of GIs, others consider it a step backwards.

This panel session will provide a general overview of the provisions introduced in the Act and review whether the new Act is aligned with trademark law in particular – such as whether GIs may coexist with prior trademarks – and IP law more generally.

The panel will furthermore examine reactions to the Act in different jurisdictions looking at the practical implications of the Act and, in relation thereto, whether the Act is consistent with the goals set at the outset of the negotiations. While the “Lisbon members” from central and southern Europe who drove the agreement consider it will improve global protection for GI products, a number of major economies (including the United States, Japan, Australia and South Korea) argued it would adversely affect their respective economies. This panel will explore the interplay between economic perspectives and traditions of various countries in this context.

Illustrated by topical examples, this panel session will be of interest to a worldwide audience, and of particular interest to those coming from countries (such as our host country Italy) that attach great value to local typical products.

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Moderator

Giulio Sironi, Vanzetti & Associates (IT)

Speakers

Federico Desimoni, Director, Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (IT)

David Muls, Senior Director, Law and Legislative Advice Division, Brands and Designs Sector, WIPO

Miwako Takimura, Seiwa Patent and Law (JP)

 

Panel Session IV – General IP –Top IP tips: the TPP and the TTIP
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30

In February 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed by twelve countries in the Pacific Rim region: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. The TPP is currently the largest ever free trade agreement representing more than 40% of the world’s GPP and 25% of its trade. It has been described as an economic integration that ‘competes’ with Europe.

While the TPP spans many areas of trade, this panel session will focus on the TPP’s comprehensive IP provisions, many of which were very contentious in the negotiations. These include data exclusivity, patent linkage, term of copyright protection, ISP safe harbors, GIs, grace period and statutory damages. The TPP has many TRIPs-plus clauses that will no doubt require changes to the IP laws of many of its parties.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is currently under negotiation between the United States and Europe, has attracted relatively less controversy thanthe TPP, but which is also expected to have comprehensive IP provisions.

This panel session will look at the IP agreements made underthe TPP, the purpose of such agreements and the implications for the member states that have signed the TPP. The panel session will also look at the possible impact of the TPP on the TTIP and other issues that are emerging in the TTIP negotiations.

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Moderator

Sharon Israel, Mayer Brown / President, AIPLA (US)

Speakers

Lauma Buka, Policy Officer-Trade Negotiator, European Commission, DG Trade

Guillermo Carey, Carey (CL)

Sheena Jacob, Tan Rajah & Cheah (SG)

Antony Taubman, Director, IP Secretariat, WTO

 

Panel Session V – General IP – IP & Fashion: protect your style
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 09.00 to 10.30

The global fashion industry is estimated to be worth around US$1.2 trillion. It is also a very IP-intensive industry with the application of intellectual capital to the creation and marketing of products from high end couture houses to ready-to-wear and street fashion clothing lines.
IP has a role to play in protecting the appearance of articles, ornamentation and elements of fashion products. Copyright, designs, trademarks and unfair competition all immediately come to mind, with the many iconic brands across the full spectrum of the fashion industry. Also important is patent protection for technical innovation in e.g. fabrics and textiles, and the protection afforded by trade secrets to business models and production techniques.
IP protection for items of fashion is important to incentivising the continuous generation of creative ideas in an industry which employs tens of millions of people worldwide, and to encourage ongoing investment in time and capital. The enforcement of IP rights is essential to protect technical innovation, and to prevent the proliferation of the counterfeit goods and copycat products that can flood the market quickly after the launch of a new product line. On the other hand, fashion often borrows and builds upon what has come before, and following a trend may as such not constitute an infringement.
Against a background where all financial forecasts point to trends of expansion and disruption in the global fashion industry, and the associated opportunities and risks that creates for IP, this panel session will focus on key issues and challenges for IP protection in this sector.

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Moderator

Aurélia Marie, Cabinet Beau de Loménie (FR)

Speakers

Pravin Anand, Anand & Anand Advocates (IN)

Christopher V. Carani, Esq., McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. (US)

Nicolas Martin, Head of IP, Hermes (FR)

Federica Zambelli, Worldwide Intellectual Property and Brand Protection Senior Manager, Moncler (IT)

 

Panel Session VI – High Technology – Computer implemented technologies: patentable?
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11.00 to 12.30

The patentability of computer implemented technologies has been under the spotlight since Alice Corp v CLS Bank began its journey to the US Supreme Court. In 2014, the US Supreme Court decided that the patent claims in issue were invalid as being directed to an unpatentable ‘abstract idea’.

This decision has had a significant effect on patent issuance in the United States for computer implemented technologies. Some commentators have suggested that with the courts and the USPTO are unsure how to interpret or apply the decision with any consistency. Others have speculated that the approach is similar to that which has been practised by the EPO for many years.

At the very least, there is significant uncertainty among IP practitioners worldwide as to where the boundaries lie in many jurisdictions concerning what is patentable in the field of computer implemented technologies. Even in jurisdictions traditionally regarded as more liberal, there seems to be a trend towards curtailing the scope of patentability in this area.

This panel session will compare the current state of the law in key jurisdictions, including in the US and Europe, and elsewhere where there have been recent decisions. In line with AIPPI’s ongoing goals, the session will also examine whether there is scope for clarification of practices and harmonization, as well as providing practical recommendations for overcoming subject matter rejections during prosecution.

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Moderator

Ralph Nack, Noerr / Assistant Reporter General, AIPPI (DE)

Speakers

Richard Beem, Beem Patent Law (US)

Jonathan Moss, Hogarth Chambers (UK)

Kenichi Nagasawa, Group Executive of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters, Canon inc / President, AIPPI Japan (JP)

 

Panel Session VII – High Technology –No frontiers: the European Digital Single Market
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 14.00 to 15.30

It was the number 1 priority of Jean Claude Juncker, when he became European Commission President in 2014, to create “a digital single market for consumers and businesses”. Since then, the Commission has been intensively working on developing the idea of such “DSM”. While broader than IP, copyright is a clear focus of the Commission’s DSM strategy “towards a modern, more European copyright framework.” One example is the proposal for a regulation to ensure cross-border portability of online content services which would enable consumers to use their payTV services more broadly in EU countries.

The existing EU copyright directives are also under review. The EU Cable & Satellite Directive may be extended to regulate internet re-transmissions and to allow a European-wide dissemination of certain broadcasting content on the internet, under a country of origin rule. The exceptions and limitations of copyright are also under review, with the aim of achieving a higher level of pan-European harmonization. The Commission also is looking to ensure fair remuneration in copyright, and at closing possible “value gaps” which may currently support the business models of certain online service providers.

Experts from the European Commission and stakeholders from relevant interest groups will explain and discuss the current status of the DSM project where it will take European copyright law in the future, and necessarily the scope of exhaustion of copyright. In addition to what stakeholders need to know to navigate the new world of the DSM, the panel will provide insights to assist practising copyright lawyers in advising their clients.

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Moderator

Stefan Naumann, Hughes Hubbard (FR)

Speakers

Jan Bernd Nordemann, Boehmert & Boehmert (DE)

Julia Reda, German Pirate Party / Member of the European Parliament (DE)

Ted Shapiro, Wiggin (UK)

 

Panel Session VIII – Patents – Prioritising priority rights
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30

The Paris Convention provides for right holders to make a claim to priority across multiple countries and regions, and thereby extend rights internationally. This is a fundamental aspect of the international system for acquiring IP rights. However, certain requirements need to be fulfilled when making a claim to priority. If it is determined later that one or more of the requirements have not been met, this can have a devastating effect on the validity of rights in individual jurisdictions.

In recent years, certain jurisdictions have considered the requirements for making a valid claim to priority, particularly in respect of the requirement for the priority claim to be made by the original applicant or their successor in title. Often the rules governing the succession of IP rights are set by a different jurisdiction. This has led to difficulties in determining whether there is a valid transfer of a priority right.

This panel session will examine the requirements for claiming priority as set out in the Paris Convention, and go on to consider the potential pitfalls for right holders, in terms of both validity and litigation impacts. The panel will also examine how these can be avoided and strategies to mitigate possible problems. The discussion will cover the practice and case law from key jurisdictions, as well as the jurisdictional issues that can arise.

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Moderator

Koen Bijvank, V.O. Patents & Trademarks / President, AIPPI Netherlands (NL)

Speakers

Tobias Bremi, Isler & Pedrazzini (CH)

Abe Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz & Associates (US)

Jennifer Jones, Bird & Bird (UK)

 

Panel Session IX – Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 08.30 to 12.30

This year was to mark the countdown to the commencement of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). With the unexpected outcome of the Brexit vote in the UK, the first part of this session will now be devoted to a panel discussion covering a range of perspectives on the implications of Brexit on the UPC.

While it is almost certain there will be no clear answers on the Brexit implications by the time of the Congress, the Preparatory Committee is continuing its work assuming entry into force of the UPC.

The second part of this session will be a mock trial operating under the UPC rules. This will be based on a hypothetical case including interesting issues of substantive law and procedural rules, selected on the basis of differences in approaches to these issues by present courts in the EU.

The subject matter (biosimilars) is very topical and of broad interest regardless of the immediate future of the UPC. The panel of judges will hear an application for a preliminary injunction (PI), from which there will be an appeal. The claimant and defendant will each be represented by a small team of advocates In addition to testing the  UPC rules, this will provide a variety of national perspectives on advocacy and judicial reasoning in biosimilars litigation and PI applications

The time for Q&A provides the opportunity for the audience to address questions not only to the mock trial judges, but also experts from user associations, the EPO and private practice.

 

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Part 1 – Brexit implications for the UPC

Moderator

Thierry Calame, Lenz & Staehelin (CH)

Speakers

Daniel Alexander QC, 8 New Square, Intellectual Property (UK)

Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director of patent law and multilateral affairs, European Patent Office

Clemens Heusch, Nokia Solutions & Networks GmbH & Co KG (DE)

Thierry Sueur, Vice-President, Intellectual Property and Vice-President, European & International Affairs, Air Liquide / Chair, Patents Working Group, Business Europe (FR)

Part 2 – UPC Mock trial

Moderator

Thierry Calame, Lenz & Staehelin (CH)

Judges

Justice Henry Carr, High Court (UK)

Judge Rian Kalden, Court of Appeal, The Hague (NL)

Chief Judge Marina Tavassi, IP Division, Court of Milan (IT)

Dr. Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge, Munich Regional Court (DE)

Counsels

Christof Augenstein, Kather Augenstein (DE)

Peter-Ulrik Plesner, Plesner – Copenhagen (DK)

Mark Van Gardingen, Brinkhof, Amsterdam (NL)

Annsley Merelle Ward, Bristows (UK)

Part 3 – Q&A

Moderator

Alan Johnson, Bristows (UK)

 

Panel Session X – Copyright/Trademark – Unwrapping the European Trademark Reform Package
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 09.00 to 10.30

The new Trade Marks Directive (Directive 2015/2436) and the new Community Trade Mark Regulation (Regulation 2015/2424) came into force on 13 January and 23 March 2016 respectively. This Reform Package introduces the most substantial changes to EU trademark law since the introduction of the Community trademark, and aims to further harmonize the national trademark systems of the EU Member states.

This panel session will consider the major reforms in relation to some of the key issues wrapped within the package, such as the end of the requirement for graphic representation, the extension of some invalidity grounds previously reserved to shape marks (regarding, in short, the nature of the goods, essential value and functionality) to all trademarks, the new rules on goods in transit and the specification of goods and services covered by the EU trademark. Respectively, the panelists will explain the implications for registration of non-traditional trademarks; the potential impact on trademarks other than shape marks (also in view of the CJEU case law regarding the invalidity grounds at issue); the ability to seize infringing goods in transit through, but not meant for, the EU; and the way in which ”class headings” are now to be interpreted literally in determining the scope of trademark protection.

This is in the context of the question to be posed to this panel: what are the issues that are most likely to end up being considered by the Court of Justice of the European Union? The panelists will provide focused guidance on these and other key issues in the course of an interactive discussion to try to predict the issues with which the CJEU (and national courts) will be grappling as a result of this fundamental reform.

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Moderator

Bartosz Krakowiak, Polservice Patent & Trademark Attorneys (PL)

Speakers

Luis Berenguer, Member of the Cabinet, Head of the Communication Service, EUIPO

Marco Ricolfi, Tosetto, Weigmann & Associates / Professor of IP Law, University of Turin (IT)

Jan Vleck, Reddie & Grose (UK)

 

Panel Session XI – Copyright/Trademark – Speaking freely about parody
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 11.00 to 12.30

Satires and parodies are intellectual creations that use an existing work for humour or mockery, for example critiquing or commenting upon a particular social phenomenon or issue.

In most EU Member States, there is an exception to copyright “for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche” and copyright protected works can be re-used without permission from the rightholders. The parody itself need not be an original work for the exception to be applicable. A satire or parody may also fall under the fair use defence against a claim of copyright infringement where such a defence exists, such as the United States. However, depending on the circumstances and degree of mockery, a satire or parody might also infringe moral rights and/or trademark rights.

Many countries accept that satires and parodies, especially those that embed some form of critique, are a form of expression falling within the ambit of freedom of expression, while nonetheless acknowledging the need to balance this with respect for the rights of copyright and trademark owners.

Any defence of permissible copying from a work will need to be decided on the facts in each case. Courts need to take into account not only the interests and rights of the right holder and the satirist/parodist, but also the rights of others, such as where the satire or parody communicates a discriminatory message. Illustrated by interesting examples, these issues will be explored by panelists from various jurisdictions.

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Moderator

Michael Edenborough, Serle Court (UK)

Speakers

Mitsuko Miyagawa, TMI Associates (JP)

Dale Nelson, Vice-President, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Warner Bros. (US)

Graciela Pérez de Inzaurraga, Hausheer Belgrano & Fernandez (AR)

 IP Lunch Panel Sessions

IP Panel I – Judges’ Panel – Expert Evidence and the Role of Experts
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 12.00 to 14.00

There is no doubt that expert evidence often plays a determinative role in IP disputes of all kinds. This can include, for example, technical evidence in patent cases, survey or branding evidence in trademark cases, evidence on the aesthetic aspects of works in copyright or design cases, as well as evidence supporting monetary claims. However, the type of evidence, the manner in which the evidence is submitted to the tribunal, the weight it is given, and the overall role and conduct of an expert in the proceeding can vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another.

Moreover, there have been recent court decisions and changes in court practice in numerous jurisdictions dealing with the use of expert evidence, including how such evidence should be treated by appellate courts.

This panel session will look at various issues in relation to the use of expert evidence including the role of the experts themselves, (court appointed versus engaged by a party), and the role and form of expert evidence that may be used in IP cases (live testimony, affidavits, and the (in)famous Australian “hot tubs”). This will be from the perspective of experienced members of the IP judiciary, with both common law and civil law panelists from around the world.

Speakers

Judge Walter D. Kelley, Jr., Hausferd / former District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia (US)

Justice John Nicholas, Federal Court of Australia (AU)

Dr. Massimo Scuffi, President, District Court of Aosta, member of Italian Patent & Trademark Board of Appeals / former Chief Judge of the IP Division of the Court of Milan (IT)

Chief Judge Ryuichi Shitara, Intellectual Property High Court of Japan (JP)

Moderator

Denise DeFranco, Global Head, IP Litigation, Johnson & Johnson / President, AIPLA (US)

 

IP Panel II – The EPO – setting the pace for the 21st Century
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 12.30 to 14.00

With 38 member states (and four extension/validation states) reaching a population of 650 million and filings on the increase, the EPO has never been stronger or more influential on the global patent stage. Its 7000 employees include 4200 highly qualified examiners and in 2015 it became the first of the IP5 Offices to be fully ISO certified.

AIPPI is very pleased to have EPO President Benoît Battistelli at this Lunch Session to describe how the EPO is proceeding with its mission to increase both quality and efficiency, while at the same time reducing examination and grant times and controlling costs, and how the EPO sees its role evolving in the years ahead.

Speaker

Benoît Battistelli, President, European Patent Office

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Special Presentation at ExCo II

Special Presentation at ExCo II – an interview with Russell Slifer of the USPTO

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 12.00 to 14.00

Everyone is welcome to the ExCo II Meeting for an opportunity to get to know Russell Slifer, appointed USPTO Deputy Director almost 18 months ago, following a short period in the USPTO’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver and 20 years corporate and private practice in IP law. Larry Welch, Chair of the Programme Committee, will interview Mr. Slifer.

Speaker

Russell Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO