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2007 AIPPI Forum & Executive Committee Meeting – Singapore

October 5, 2007 - October 11, 2007

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October 5, 2007
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October 11, 2007
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Study Committee

The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

L´influence de la copropriété des Droits de Propriété Intellectuelle sur leur exploitation

Der Einfluß der Mitinhaberschaft an Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums auf deren Verwertung

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Meeting in Buenos Aires from October 10 to 15, 2009.

    Deadline for Group Reports February 28, 2009

Members:
  • Chairman: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
  • Co-Chairmen: Eiichiro KUBOTA (Japan)
  • Co-Chairmen: Melanie JOSE (Australia)
  • Secretary: John J. ALLEN (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Standing Committee

TRIPS

  • Scope of Work:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

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

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

Standing Committee

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: Andrew SIMPSON (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Gianfranco DRAGOTTI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Gilles PFEND (Switzerland)
  • Member: Guler AYYILDIZ DAMLA (Turkey)
  • Member: Rafael BELTRAN RIVERA (Mexico)
  • Member: Noel COURAGE (Canada)
  • Member: Aurelio Ricardo HERNÁNDEZ LEHMANN (Spain)
  • Member: Loren R. HULSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Nazli Cansin KARGA (Turkey)
  • Member: Nazli KORKUT OZSOY (Turkey)
  • Member: Kiyoshi KUZUWA (Japan)
  • Member: Yi LU (China)
  • Member: Dulce Maria MIRANDA NARANJO (Spain)
  • Member: Santiago ORTUZAR (Chile)
  • Member: Elisabetta PAPA (Italy)
  • Member: Gastón RICHELET (Argentina)
  • Member: Ana Paula SANTOS CELIDôNIO (Brazil)
  • Member: Jakub SIELEWIESIUK (Poland)
  • Member: Marco ZARDI (Switzerland)
  • 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: Claire BALDOCK (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Secretary: Peter LUDWIG (United States of America)
  • Member: Andrew BLATTMAN (Australia)
  • Member: Graeme BOOCOCK (Canada)
  • Member: Olga CAPASSO (Italy)
  • Member: Magnus DAHLMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Gabriel DI BLASI JR. (Brazil)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Gesheng HUANG (China)
  • Member: Israel JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ (Mexico)
  • Member: Edgar KRIEGER (Germany)
  • Member: Maria del Pilar LOPEZ (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Maria Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Jürgen MEIER (Germany)
  • Member: Andrés RINCóN USCATEGUI (Colombia)
  • Member: Yoon S. SHIN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Min SON (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Hariharan SUBRAMANIAM (India)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee

IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

PI relative aux resources génétiques / saviors traditionnels

IP und genetische Ressourcen / traditionelles Wissen

  • Scope of Work:

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

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

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

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

    To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on TRIPS

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

Standing Committee

Enforcement of IP Rights

Exercice des droits de propriété intellectuelle

Durchsetzung von Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums

  • Main Task:

    To monitor, study and advise on the development of Enforcement of IP Rights in
    particular the Draft EU Directive and the WIPO proposal

    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI’s
    standpoint at the European Commission and WIPO Meetings (particularly at the Advisory Committee on Enforcement)

    To prepare Questionnaire(s), analyse the comments of National/Regional Groups and
    prepare Resolutions if necessary

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor developments of general interest in the field.

  • Advise Bureau:

    Advise Bureau in writing on all activities of the Committee

    As well as to advise the Bureau on all issues meriting further study.

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with all documents of general interest on the subject.

  • Reporting:

    To provide
    – Annually 2 months before each international Meeting an account of activities since the last such Meeting
    – Within 1 month a written Report on all Meetings attended
    -Immediately Reports on matters of special interest in the field

Members:
  • Chairman: Alexander HARGUTH (Germany)
  • Secretary: Nuno CRUZ (Portugal)
  • Member: Janusz FIOLKA (Poland)
  • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
  • Member: Bo JOHANSSON (Sweden)
  • Member: Imre MOLNáR (Hungary)
  • Member: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Member: Jean-Bruno THéVENET (France)
  • Co-Chairman: Ikuko Shimogawara (Japan)
  • Member: Benjamin Katekar (Australia)
  • Member: Yan Ma (China)
  • Member: Jean-Christohpe Troussel (Belgium)
  • Member: Richard Gresalfi (United States)
  • Member: Jeremy Brown (United Kingdom)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Standing Committee

Free Trade Agreements

Conventions libre-échange

Freihandelsabkommen

  • Scope of Work:

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

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

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

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

Study Committee

The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

L´influence de la copropriété des Droits de Propriété Intellectuelle sur leur exploitation

Der Einfluß der Mitinhaberschaft an Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums auf deren Verwertung

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Meeting in Singapore from October 4 to 10, 2007.

Members:
  • Chairman: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
  • Co-Chairmen: Eiichiro KUBOTA (Japan)
  • Co-Chairmen: Melanie JOSE (Australia)
  • Secretary: John J. ALLEN (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Study Committee

Divisional, Continuation and Continuation in Part Patent Applications

Les demandes divisionnaires de Brevets et les demandes de Brevet sous forme de "Continuation and Continuation in Part Applications"

Teilanmeldungen von Patenten sowie Patentanmeldungen in Form der "Continuation"-Anmeldung oder der "Continuation-in-part"-Anmeldung

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Meeting in Singapore from October 4 to 10, 2007.

Members:
  • Co-Chairmen: Gunnar BAUMGäRTEL (Germany)
  • Secretary: Marc KESCHMANN (Austria)
  • Chairman: David W. HILL (United States of America)
  • Co-Chairman: Foong Lam TAI (Malaysia)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Nicolai LINDGREEN

Study Committee

Limitations of the Trademark Protection

Les limitations de la protection conférée par les Marques

Grenzen des Markenschutzes

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Meeting in Singapore from October 4 to 10, 2007.

Members:
  • Chairman: Cesare GALLI (Italy)
  • Co-Chairmen: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Co-Chairmen: Dan CHEN (China)
  • Secretary: Jeffrey Butler (USA)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Thierry CALAME

Committee: The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

Committee: The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

Committee: Divisional, Continuation and Continuation in Part Patent Applications

Committee: Limitations of the Trademark Protection

Committee: The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

Committee: PCT

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

Committee: IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

Committee: The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

Committee: Divisional, Continuation and Continuation in Part Patent Applications

Committee: Limitations of the Trademark Protection

Speech  by Ms Liew Woon Yin,
Director General of IP Office Singapore during the Forum/ExCo Joint Cocktail 2007

4th AIPPI Forum in Singapore, 4 – 6 October 2007

Open to all members and NON members

Forum Sessions
I Recent Developments in IP Enforcement in Asia
 Introduction
 Foong Lam Tai (Malaysia)
 Wai Zee (Singapore)
 Tony Piotrowski (Singapore)
 Casey Kook-Chan AN (Korea)
– Summary
II Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Cultural Expressions (Folklore): Communal or Property Rights?
 Introduction
 Konrad Becker (Switzerland)
 Antony Taubmann (WIPO)
 Heng Gee LIM (Malaysia)
 Summary
III Copyright and Digital Rights Management: Moving Beyond Protection?
 Introduction
 Benoit Michaux (Belgium)
– Noam Shentov (UK)
 Kate Logan (EMI UK)
 Frank Rittman (Singapore)
 Summary
IV Do patent prosecution rules and practices lead to legal and commercial uncertainty
 Introduction
 Luis Alfonso Durán (Spain)
 Seong-Ki Kim (Korea)
 Richard Beem (USA)
– Summary
V The interface between IP regulations and pharmaceutical regulations
 Introduction
 Ian Karet (UK)
 Manoj Pillai (India)
 Anthony Rollins (UK)
 Summary
VI Requirements for granting preliminary injunctions in IPR infringement actions
 Introduction
– Richard Ebbink (The Netherlands)
 John Livingstone (Japan)
– Justice Choo Han Teck (Supreme Court of Singapore)
– Summary
VII Infringement of IPR, including copyright, over the Internet: Issues of Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
 Introduction
 Alexander Peukert (Germany)
 Clark Lackert (USA)
 Sergio Ellmann (Argentina)
 Daniel Seng (Professor University of Singapore)
 Summary
VIII The legal treatment of IPR originating from publicly funded institutions
 Introduction
 Silvio Bonaccio (Switzerland)
 Keisuke Shimizu (Japan)
 Lorenz Kaiser (Germany)
 Lili Chan (CEO of National University of Singapore)
– Summary
IX Legal Problems arising from Auctioning of IPR
 Introduction
 James Malackowski (Ocean Tomo)
 Anne Lakits-Josse (France)
 Terrence Brennan (Germany)
 Summary
X Enforcement Strategies and Co-operation
 Introduction
 Chuanhong Long (China)
 Jens Künzel (Germany)
 Claudio Barbosa (Brazil)
 Summary
XI The Role of IPR in National Development
 Introduction
 Esme du Plessis (South Africa)
– Manoj Menda (India)
 Cheng Huat Ho (Singapore IP Academy)
 Kamal Saggi (USA)
– Summary
XII Alternative Dispute Resolution for IPR infringement: a case study
 Introduction
 Erik Wilbers (WIPO)
 Scott Donahey (USA)
 Mladen Vukmir (Croatia)
 Lawrence Boo (Singapore)
– Summary