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National Symposium on IP Education, Training and Research Rio de Janeiro, May 9 and 10, 2006 PowerPoint Presentation
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National Symposium on IP Education, Training and Research Rio de Janeiro, May 9 and 10, 2006

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  1. National Symposium on IP Education, Training and Research Rio de Janeiro, May 9 and 10, 2006 Programs of the WIPO Worldwide Academy in the area of IP Education, Training and Research Anil Sinha, Senior Lecturer/Head, Research and Executive ProgramWIPO Worldwide Academy

  2. Challenges • Post TRIPS: • IP interdisciplinary subject • Lack of specialized human resources viz: • IP offices - technical staff, lawyers, collective management societies • Universities, technical institutions, high schools • Policy makers and advisers in government

  3. Challenges • Law enforcement - judges, police, customs officers • Professional associations including Chambers of Commerce • Private enterprises specifically SMEs • IP Asset management specialists • R & D institutions - scientists, engineers, biotechnologists, etc., to draftpatent specifications and conduct patent search • Taxation experts with IP knowledge • Inventors associations

  4. Challenges • Need to create awareness of IP as a tool for national development, innovation and wealth creation • Need to create general awareness of intellectual property and its implication on other disciplines

  5. Response of the Academy: Global with a view to the future

  6. Academy’s Response Programs: • Professional Development Program • Policy Development Program • Education and Degree Program • Research and Executive Program • Distance Learning Program • Special Projects • International Events

  7. Professional Development Objective - to train professional staff in: • IP Offices • R&D Institutions • Industry Associations • IGOs

  8. Professional Development Courses Include: • Legal, administrative & economic aspects of IP • Patent documentation, search & examination techniques • Client service & quality management in the delivery of patent services • Trademark law and administration

  9. Professional Development • Administration of trademarks • Copyright & related rights • Programs carried out in cooperation with partner institutions

  10. Policy Development • Objective - To provide a forum for sharing information and training: • Gov’t officials & decision-makers • Policy advisors • Law enforcement officials • Judges • Professors • Diplomats • General public

  11. Policy Development • Colloquium on IP, Kosti, Sudan • High-level Seminar on IP for Western Part of China, Lanzhou, China • National Seminar on IP Education and Training, Dushanbe, Tajikistan • National Symposium on IP Education, Training and Research, Delhi, India • Judges Symposia from Romania

  12. Policy Development • Design and implementation of diploma/degree programs in intellectual property • Provision of WIPO Publications and reading materials

  13. Education and Degree Program Joint University Programs: • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property with the University of Turin, Italy • Masters Program on Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights Law with the Faculty of Law/Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University, Sweden

  14. Education and Degree Program

  15. Education and Degree Program • Diploma course on IP with IGNOU, India • Diploma course with UNISA, South Africa • Diploma course with University of Bucharest, Romania

  16. Research & Executive Program • IP Research • Objective: Better understanding of the role and impact of IP on industry, national, regional and international development • Interdisciplinary • For policy makers, academics, industry and practitioners

  17. Research & Executive Program • Executive Education • Strengthen leadership quality in the IP field of individuals and organizations • Foster professional, intellectual and personal development for more effective management of IP • High value added, sophisticated and focused programs in IP asset management, IP valuation, patent drafting, etc.

  18. Distance Learning • Cost effective • Flexible • Large audiences • Specialization & customization • State-of-art information • Core faculty of tutors

  19. Distance Learning Courses: • DL-001: Primer on IP, in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese • DL-101: General Course on IP, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish • 8605 students - 2005 • 10067 students - 2004

  20. Distance Learning • DL-201: Copyright and Related Rights • DL-202: E-Commerce and IP • DL-205: Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention

  21. Distance Learning Forthcoming: • Biotechnology and IP • Patent Course • Patent Drafting Course • Patent Information Search • Traditional Knowledge (TK) and IP • Course for SME • Arbitration and Mediation • Course on Licensing

  22. Summer School • Objective: to enhance the skills of the senior students and young professionals in the field of IP • Self-sponsoring • 40 students from allover the world

  23. Summer School

  24. External Speakers • High level speakers from industry, academia and international organizations • Nestle - Paula Nelson • International Telecommunications Union (ITU) • World Bank • Serono • Informed awareness of use of IP and IP strategy in situations outside of WIPO

  25. International Events • International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, June 30 and July 1, 2005, Geneva • Objective: To assess the needs of IP education, Research and Training and to make recommendations

  26. International Events • International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, • Recommendations include following: Academy should • Encourage and advocate strengthening of governmental support for IP education and research; • Help developing countries establish institutional bases (e.g., IP research centers) and more effective mechanisms to collect and disseminate documentation for IP education and research (IP libraries);

  27. International Events • International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, • Develop the inter-disciplinary nature of IP in curricula, and to bring other partners, such as those in the field of economics, business management, engineering, science and technology, culture, environment and sociology into that process; • Conduct IP research from a national strategic perspective to facilitate national debate and policy formulation in developing countries; • Start IP education at an early stage with a view to fostering a culture which respects creativity and which strives to curb IP abuses;

  28. International Events • International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, • Explore various new and different sources of funding to enhance IP education and research; • Provide IP researchers in developing countries with opportunities to publish their work, both in their country, and externally; • Conduct joint research operations involving researchers from both developed and developing counties, in an attempt to find common grounds for the further development of the IP system;

  29. International Events • International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, • Develop a range of models of IP curricula tailored to the needs of different target groups such as engineers and business managers; • Develop mechanisms allowing universities to collaborate internationally through, for example, teacher and student exchange programs to promote sharing of teaching materials and useful information about IP issues

  30. The Academy will continue to servethe needs for IP education, research And training of Member States, and their academic, governmental, industrial and research institutionsto its fullest potential and abilityin cooperation with relevant partners worldwide

  31. Thank you