Thursday, 1 December 2005
8.30 am - Registration
9.00 am - Welcome
Dr Johanna Gibson, Patenting Lives Project Director, QMIPRI, University of London
9.15 am - Opening Address
Tony Howard, Deputy Director, United Kingdom Patent Office
"The Legal Framework Surrounding Patents for Living Materials: A European/UK Focus" - Abstract
Discussant: Ashley Roughton, Intellectual Property Barrister, Hogarth Chambers, London
10.30 am - Human Rights and Ethical Frameworks
Kathryn Garforth (Consultant, Garforth & Associates, Montreal, Quebec; Research Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Montreal, Quebec) - "Life as Chemistry or Life as Biology? An Ethic of Patents on Genetically Modified Organisms"
Father Roberto Latorre (Department of Religion, University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines) - "Some Moral Principles Affecting Intellectual Property Rights"
Dr Loyd Brendan P Norella (The Social Development Research Centre, De La Salle University, Philippines) - "The Raelian Vision of Eternal Life Through Cloning: An Examination of a Filipino Sect's Beliefs on Cloning and the Reaction of the Philippine Public"
Mrs Adejoke Oyewunmi (Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, Lagos; Senior Lecturer, Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, University of Lagos) - "The Right to Development, African Countries, and the Patenting of Living Organisms: A Human Rights Dilemma"
Chair and Discussant Professor Janet Dine, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London
11.45 am - Development and Innovation
Asolo Adewole Adeyeye (Executive Secretary, West African Network on Business Ethics) - "Patenting of Life Forms, Intellectual Property Rights and Global Economic Competitiveness in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Nigeria" (Co-authors Bello Aderemi Ademola and Odebiyi Fausat Olusola)
Purvi Mehta-Bhatt (Director, Science Ashram, India) and Dr Arjun Mehta (Associate Director, Science Ashram, India) - "Farmers' Perspective on IPR: A Developing Country Point of View" (to be circulated)
Sangeeta Udgaonkar (Advocate and IPR Consultant, Bangalore, India) "The Patenting of Life and the Legal Response in India"
Edson Beas Rodrigues Jr (Coordinator, Working Group on Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, International Trade Law and Development Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil) - "Biotechnology in Brazil: Is Biodiversity to Brazil Really Indispensable?"
Chair and Discussant Dr Paul Leonard, Director, Intellectual Property Institute, London
1.45 pm - Public Goods, Public Interest
Ashish Gosain (Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Registered Patent Attorney) - "Public Domain, Public Goods, Public Interest"
Chris Hamilton (BIOS Centre, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics) - "Biopiracy and Contesting Patents on Life"
Dr Loyd Brendan P Norella and Gregory Vincent Ferrer (Planades Research Group, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines) - "Patenting Lives: Where Does the Philippines Stand?"
Chair and Discussant Judith Sullivan, UK Patent Office.
3.15 pm - Agriculture
Professor Jeremy F deBeer (Professor Law, University of Ottawa, Canada) - "The Rights and Responsibilities of GMO Patent Owners"
Diwakar Poudel (Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development LIBIRD, Nepal) - "Analysis of Farmers' Willingness to Pay for Agrobiodiversity Conservation in Nepal"
Dwijen Rangnekar (Research Councils UK Academic Fellow in International Economic Law, School of Law and Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick) - "Implementing Article 27.3(b): What Have We Learned From the Economists?"
Chair and Discussant: Dr Graham Dutfield, QMIPRI / Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London
Friday, 2 December 2005
9.30 am - Keynote Address
Antony Taubman, Head of Traditional Knowledge (Global Issues) Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - TBC
"The Personality of Patenting, Traditional Inventions and Inventing Traditions." Abstract
10.15 am - Traditional Knowledge
Patrick Juvet Lowe (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon) - "The Protection of Traditional Medicine in the OAPI Space" (to be circulated)
Reetu Sogani (Community Awareness Centre CAC, India) - "People's Knowledge: Social Asset"
Dr Chika B Onwuekwe (Law and Society Program, Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada) - "PGR and the Associated Traditional Knowledge: Does the Distinction Between Higher and Lower Life Forms Matter?"
Daniel Robinson (Geography, University of New South Wales, Australia; Visiting Researcher, Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Project, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development ICTSD, Geneva) - "Towards Community Rights as a Means of Protecting and Promoting Local Practice and Associated Traditional Knowledge of Biodiversity"
Chair and Discussant: Dr Johanna Gibson, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London
11.45 am - Medicine and Public Health
Marion Motari (Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change, United Nations University/Institute for New Technologies, Maastricht, The Netherlands) - "The Role of Intellectual Property in the South African Biopharmaceutical Innovation System"
Dr Luigi Palombi (Consultant; Biotech, Medical and Pharmaceutical Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Governance of Knowledge & Development, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) - "Genetic Sequence Rights"
Angela Stanton (Economics, Claremont USA) - "Forfeited Consent: Body Parts in Eminent Domain"
Chair and Discussant: Michelle Childs, Consumer Project on Technology, Head of European Affairs
1.45 pm - Ethical Legal and Social Issues of Human Gene Patents
David Castle (Philosophy, University of Guelph, Canada) - "The Varieties of Open Source and the Implications for Medical Genetics"
Dr Richard Gold (Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) - "Patent Scope in Genes: A Comparative Analysis of Scope"
Dr Stuart Smyth (College of Biotechnology, Univesity of Saskatchewan, Canada) - "Cross Jurisdictional Gene Patenting: The Evolution and Effect of Myriad Genetics' BRCA1 and BRCA2 Patent"
Chair and Discussant: Dr Stuart Smyth
4.00 pm - Closing Roundtable - Patenting Lives
Dr Johanna Gibson (Project Leader, QMIPRI, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London)
Michelle Childs (Consumer Project on Technology, Head of European Affairs; Patenting Lives Working Group)
Dr Graham Dutfield (QMIPRI, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London, Patenting Lives Working Group)
Dr Johanna Gibson
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