WORLD INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

INTERNATIONAL UNION
FOR THE PROTECTION OF
NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS

WIPO-UPOV SYMPOSIUM ON
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
IN PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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

Geneva, October 24, 2003

PROGRAM

prepared by the Secretariats of WIPO and UPOV

Friday, October 24, 2003

 

9.30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

H.E. Mr. Alejandro Jara
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile, Geneva

10.00

Session I:  Plant Biotechnology Developments in the International Framework

Mr. Francis Gurry
Assistant Director General, WIPO
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Mr. Rolf Jördens
Vice Secretary-General, UPOV
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Mr. Adrian Otten
Director, Intellectual Property Division
World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva
(Documents in Word and PPT format)

10.30

Session II:  Plant Biotechnology and its Dissemination

Mr. Stephen Smith
Germplasm Security Coordinator,
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston,
United States of America
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Professor Philip Pardey
Science and Technology Policy, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul,
United States of America
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Mr. Alexander Ochem
Research Assistant, Molecular Biology, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy
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Discussion

 

11.30

Session III:  Intellectual Property in Plant Biotechnology:  National/Regional Experiences

Mr. Rainer Moufang
Legal Member, Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich, Germany
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Mr. Jeff Kushan
Attorney, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, Washington, D.C.
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Mrs. Qinfang Wang
Deputy Director, Research Management Division, Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China
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12.30

Lunch 

14.00

Session III:  Intellectual Property in Plant Biotechnology:  National/Regional Experiences (cont'd)

Mr. Evans Sikinyi
Manager, Plant Variety Rights Office, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Nairobi
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Mr. Arnold van Wijk
Head, Plant Variety Research, Centre for Genetic Resources, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Discussion

 

15.00

Session IV:  Management of Intellectual Property Rights

Mr. Bernard Le Buanec
Secretary General, International Seed Federation (ISF), Nyon, Switzerland
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Mr. John Gerard
President, Access Plant Technology, Inc., Plymouth, United States of America
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Mr. Oscar Domingo
Director, Relmó, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ms. Thanda Wai, Intellectual Property Specialist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI),
Laguna, Philippines
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16.00

Panel discussion:  Enhancing the Benefits of Intellectual Property  

 All speakers

16.45

Closing Remarks

H.E. Mr. Alejandro Jara

 

 

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