May 5
LESI & WIPO Joint Webinar Session
LES International

Website: https://www.lesi.org/events/lesi-wipo-joint-webinar-session

Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) & the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)

When: May 5, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) -- Via Zoom



WIPO Joint Online Seminar
Zoom Recording

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM - prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (times below in CET)
15:00 – 15:10Introduction 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 – 15:35Topic 1Patents and Technology Sector:
Update on the PCT System
  • Mr. Ken-Ichiro Natsume, Senior Director, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, WIPO
15:35 – 16:15Topic 2Patents 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 – 16:25Question & Answer Session
16:25 – 16:30CLOSING REMARKS

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