WORLD INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

INTERNATIONAL UNION
FOR THE PROTECTION OF
NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS

WIPO-UPOV symposium on the Co-existence of Patents
and Plant Breeders' Rights in the Promotion of
Biotechnological Developments

organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

and
the International Union for the Protection of
New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)

Geneva, October 25, 2002

PROGRAM

prepared by the Secretariats of WIPO and UPOV

Friday, October 25, 2002

 

9.30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Karl Olov Öster, President, Council of UPOV,
on behalf of
Dr. Kamil Idris, Director General,
WIPO andSecretary-General, UPOV

10.00

Session I: Legal and technological developments leading to this Symposium

Mr. Francis Gurry
Assistant Director General, WIPO

  

Mr. Rolf Jördens
Vice Secretary-General, UPOV

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/2) (PPT)

10.30

Session II: Accessibility of protected inventions and plant varieties for further innovations

Moderator:

Mr. Qiao Dexi,
Director General, Department for International Cooperation,
State Intellectual Property Office of China

  

Mr. Tim Roberts
Patent Attorney, United Kingdom

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/3)  (PPT)

  

Ms. Victoria Henson-Apollonio
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Netherlands

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/4)  (PPT)

 

Discussion

 

11.30

Session III: Intellectual property strategy and licensing experience with the co-existence of patents and plant variety protection systems

Moderator:
Mr. Bernard Le Buanec
Secretary General,
International Seed Federation (ISF), Switzerland

 

  

Mr. François Desprez
President, French Society of Plant Breeders (SICASOV), France

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/5)  (PPT)

  

Mr. Luiz Antonio Barreto de Castro
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Brazil

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/6 Corr.)   (PPT)

 

Discussion

 

12.30

Reception

 

14.00

Session IV: Measures necessary for the balanced co-existence of patents and plant breeders' rights

Moderator:

Mr. Walter Smolders
Head of Biotechnology Patenting
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Switzerland

  

Professor Charles McManis
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri,
United States of America

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/8)  (PPT)

 

 

 

Professor Joseph Straus
Executive Director, Max Planck Institute, Germany

(WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/7)  (PPT)

 

Discussion

 

15.15

Panel discussion

Introduction

Conclusions

Chair: Mr. Peter Lange
KWS Saat AG, Germany

All speakers

16.15

Coffee break

 

16.30

Summary and conclusions

Mr. Karl Olov Öster

 

 

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