LESI & WIPO Joint Webinar Session

5 May 2020



WIPO Joint Online Seminar
Zoom Recording


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (times below in CET)
15:00 – 15:10 Introduction of Speakers and Moderator
  • Mr. Dana Robert Colarulli, Executive Director, Licensing Executives International, Washington, DC, (LESI) - Moderator
Welcome addresses by:

  • Mr. Thomas Bombelles, Head of Section, NGO and Industry Relations, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva
  • Ms. Natalie Raffoul, BRION RAFFOUL, LLP (LESI Education Committee Co-Chair), Ottawa, Canada
15:10 – 15:35 Topic 1 Patents and Technology Sector:
Update on the PCT System
  • Mr. Ken-Ichiro Natsume, Senior Director, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, WIPO
15:35 – 16:15 Topic 2

Patents and Technology Sector
Patent Law Division

Updates on:

  • The Standing Committee on Patents and the future agenda
  • The work of the International Bureau regarding the Paris Convention and Patent Law Treaty.
  • Inventor Assistance Program
  • Mr. Marco Aleman, Director, Patent Law Division, WIPO;
  • Ms. Allison Mages, Head, Legislative and Policy Advice Section, WIPO
16:15 – 16:25 Question & Answer Session
16:25 – 16:30 CLOSING REMARKS

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