Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order Agenda

Friday, April 13

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Greetings from Co-Organizers

9:15 – 10 a.m.

Introduction: Frederick Abbott

Speaker: Shri Rajeev Kher, Additional Secretary (Trade Policy Division, Department of Commerce, Government of India)

10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

First Session: Patents and the Emerging Markets of Asia and EuropeChaired by Peter Drahos

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

: Dr. Haiyang Zhang (Australia National University, formerly of the China State Industrial Property Office) and Prof. Li Mingde( Intellectual Property Center, China Academy of Social Sciences)


11:15-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Russia and Eastern Europe: Prof. Tetyana Payosova (Visiting Assistant Professor)

(and ASEAN): Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth (Law Faculty, University of Wollongong (Australia))


12:30 - 2 p.m.


Second Session: Patents and the Emerging Markets of Africa and the Middle East - Chaired by Carlos Correa

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

South Africa: Mr. Andre Kudlinski, (Director: Pharmaceuticals, Department of Trade and Industry, Pretoria)

Middle East Region
: Dr. Mohammed El Said (Lancashire Law School (UK), United Kingdom)


Third Session: Patents and the Emerging Markets of Latin America – Chaired by Carlos Correa

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Brazil: Prof. Denis Barbosa, (Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados, Rio de Janeiro)


3:30 - 3:45 p.m.


Fourth Session: Impact of Emerging Market Patents on the Developed Economies – Chaired by Fred Abbott

3:45 - 5:50 p.m.

Europe: Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios (European Patent Office, Munich) and Prof. Geertrui Van Overwalle (Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Law Faculty, University of Leuven)

Japan: Prof. Yoshiyuki Tamura (Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University)


7:30 – 9:30 PM


Saturday, April 14

Fifth Session: Impact of Emerging Market Patents on the Developed Economies (continued) – Chaired by Fred Abbott

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

United States of America: Prof. Justin Hughes (Benjamine N. Cardozo School of Law, New York) and Prof. Arti Rai (Duke Law School, Durham)


Sixth Session: Emerging Market Patent Developments and Response at the Multilateral
Level – Chaired by Carlos Correa

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Carsten Fink, Cheif Economist (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Prof. Susan K. Sell (George Washington University, Washington)
Antony Taubman, Director (Intellectual Property Division, WTO)(via link)


11:00 - 11:15 a.m.


Seventh Session: Crosscutting Issues of Patents and Policy

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Prof. Frederick Abbott -- Patents and cross-border trade/investment
Prof. Carlos Correa -- Patents and public health; sectoral differentiation in patenting
Prof. Peter Drahos -- Systemic patent system issues; green technologies

Book planning discussion

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Eighth Session: Roundtable discussion of WIPO Expert Working Group on Public Health and IP - Chaired by Prof. Nick Drager


End Meeting


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