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Protecting IP Assets in the New Millennium

An AIPLA-ICC Symposium

Paris, France

15 &16 February 2001

 

Program

Thursday 15 February

Moderator
  • Richard Fawcett, Patents Rapporteur, Intellectual and Industrial Property Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris; Conference Co-Chair

09.00-09.20  

Opening

  • Andrea Ryan, President, American Intellectual Property Law Association; Conference Co-Chair
  • Richard Fawcett, Patents Rapporteur, Intellectual and Industrial Property Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris; Conference Co-Chair
  • Maria Livanos Cattaui, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris

09.20-10.45  

Improving the Obtaining, Validating & Litigating of European Patents

Report on London Intergovernmental Conference
  • Alison Brimelow (Paper*) Chief Executive, United Kingdom Patent Office

Litigation Protocol

A View from the Patent Bar
  • Jochen Pagenberg (Paper*), Attorney-at-Law, Bardehle Pagenberg
A View from Industry
  • Jacques Combeau (Slides*), Patents Advisor, Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF)

Translation Agreement

A View from the Private Sector
  • Patrice Vidon, President, French Institute of Industrial Property Attorneys (CNCPI)
A View from the Industry
  • Stephen C. Smith (Paper*), European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA)
 

11.15-12.30  

Improvements in the European Patent Convention: Administrative and Substantive Changes Which Faciliatate Obtaining Patent Protection

Overview of the Diplomatic Conference
  • Ulrich Schatz (Slides*), Vice-President, International Affairs, European Patent Office
Critique
  • Walter Holzer (Paper*) President, Institute of Professional Representatives (EPI)

14.00-15.05  

TRIPs II ?

Prospects and Content for IP in a New Trade Round
  • Adrian Otten, Director, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Should IP be Included and If so, What?
  • Robert A. Armitage (Paper*), Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • François Chrétien (Slides*), Governmental and Public Affairs Manager, IP Department, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
  • Malcolm Royal (Paper*), President, International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

15.05-16.10  

Return to Substantive Patent Law Harmonization

Summary of PLT and Plans for the Future
  • Philippe Baechtold (Paper*), Head, Patent Law Section, Industry Property Law Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
A Contrasting View
  • Steven M. Shore (Paper*), President, Alliance for American Innovation
A European View
  • Timothy Roberts (BIO*,  Slides*), Vice-President, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)

16.30-18.00  

Community Patent Regulation

Summary of Proposal and Rationale
  • Heinz Zoure (Paper*), Deputy Director-General, Internal Market DG, European Commission
Industry View from Europe 
  • Thierry Sueur, Vice-Chairman, Patent Working Group, Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE) 
Private Sector View from Europe
  • Uwe Dreiss (Paper*), President, Patentanwaltskammer
View from the United States
  • Edward G. Fiorito (Paper*), Chair, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section

18.00  

Summary of Day's roceedings by Conference Co-Chair

  • Richard Fawcett, Patents Rapporteur, Intellectual and Industrial Property Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris

Friday 16 February

Moderator
  • Andrea Ryan, President, American Intellectual Property Law Association; Conference Co-Chair

09.00-10.15  

Patenting of business methods

View from the European Union
  • Heinz Zourek (Paper*), Deputy Director-General, Internal Market DG, European Commission
View from the United States
  • Rick Nydegger (Paper*,  Slides*), Second Vice-President, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
A European View
  • Keith Beresford, Representative, Committee of National Institutes of Patent Agents (CNIPA)

10.45-12.20

Hague Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil Commercial Law

Background and Prospects
  • Catherine Kessedjian, Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
View from North America
  • John B. Pegram, Representative, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
View from Europe
  • Constant J.J.C. van Nispen, Chair, Special Committee Q153, International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)

12.20-14.00  Buffet lunch, Espace Kassar, ICC Conference Level

 

14.00-15.00

Legal Representation as a Trade-Related Service

Relationship of GATS
  • Adrian Otten, Director, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
View from an Agent's Perspective
  • Kiyoshi Muraki, President, Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
View from an Owner's Perspective
  • Alec Sugden (Paper*), Consultant, Trade Marks, Patents & Designs Federation (TMPDF)

15.30-16.50  

Progress Toward a World Patent: Views from the Trilateral Offices

View from Europe
  • Ingo Kober (Paper*), President, European Patent Office
View from the United States
  • Nicholas P. Godici (Paper*), Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
View from Japan
  • Tadashi Ishii (Paper*,  Slides*), Deputy Commissioner, Japan Patent Office

16.50-17.10  

Legislative Agenda for the 107th United States Congress

  • The Honorable Howard Coble (Paper*), Chair of Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property of the House Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives

17.10  

Closing

Summary of Day's Proceedings by Conference Co-Chair Andrea Ryan and Closing Comments
  • Andrea Ryan, President, American Intellectual Property Law Association; Conference Co-Chair
  • Richard Fawcett, Patents Rapporteur, Intellectual and Industrial Property Commission, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris; Conference Co-Chair