Robust intellectual property (IP) systems help promote innovation, creativity, and economic growth. But parts of the developing world lack the infrastructure, resources, or expertise to unlock the full potential of their IP systems and assets. Voluntary private and public sector assistance can help these regions make IP systems easier to use and more widely available. These efforts benefit local communities and foreign supporters alike. WIPO’s new Match platform aims to amplify the impact of such efforts by helping connect specific needs with available resources. Come learn about the Match platform and different ways to participate.
Free and open to the public, but please register.
Intended Audience: Companies, foundations, associations, and others who want to improve intellectual property systems in developing regions through innovative partnerships.
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
Ashley Mergen, Senior Manager of International Intellectual Property, Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Marcelo Di Pietro, Director, Development Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
10:20 a.m. What is WIPO Match?
Bajoe Wibowo, Project Manager, Development Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Paul Salmon, Senior Counsel, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
10:50 a.m. IP Supports Development in Emerging Economies
Moderator: Ashley Mergen, Senior Manager of International Intellectual Property, Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Abul Fazal Anwar, U.S. Department of State
Matthew Corso, Senior Communications Management and Engagement Advisor, USAID
11:20 a.m. Development Stories: Expanding Access to IP
Moderator: Edward Elliott, Attorney-Advisor, USPTO
Mary Albertson, President-Elect, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Lisa Haas, Assistant General Counsel at Synergenics, on behalf of Public Interest IP Advisors (PIIPA)
Licensing Executive Society representative (tentative)