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10/29: An Update from WIPO (no CLE)

October 29, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time





10/29: An Update from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


Honorable Daren Tang, Director General-Elect, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)



Barbara A. Fiacco, AIPLA President, Foley Hoag, Boston, MA



  • Tang, Darren square 200 Tang, Daren

    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) | Director General - Elect

    Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has been officially appointed as the next Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is a specialised United Nations (UN) agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, with 193 member states and an annual revenue in excess of S$600 million. Mr Tang will take over the helm of WIPO on 1 October 2020 for a term of six years. This marks the first time a Singaporean will lead a UN agency, and WIPO’s first Director General from Asia.
  • Fiacco_Barbara200 Barbara A. Fiacco

    Foley Hoag, LLP | Co-Chair, Patent Litigation Practice

    Barbara Fiacco is Co-Chair of the Patent Litigation Practice and represents clients in complex intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Her technology-related practice focuses on the biomedical field, including counsel to companies with activities focusing on recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibodies, small molecule compounds, drug delivery, molecular diagnostics, and medical devices. She has defended pharmaceutical and life sciences clients in significant patent infringement lawsuits that have resulted in summary judgment or other favorable outcomes for her clients. Barbara is also the Immediate Past President of AIPLA