Programme

08:45hrs - 09:00hrs Registration and Coffee
09:00hrs - 09:10hrs
Welcome
Jacques de Werra, Vice-Chancellor, University of Geneva and Professor of Law
Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of the International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation
09:10hrs - 09:20hrs
Opening Address
Mario Matus, Deputy Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Taffere Tesfachew, Former Director, ALDC Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
09:20hrs - 10:25hrs
Session One
Intellectual Property Governance and the Rise of the Regulatory State: Intersections with Trade, Investment, Health and Development
Moderator Maximiliano Santa Cruz, Director Nacional del Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial de Chile (INAPI)

Speakers
Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization
Carlos Correa, Professor, University of Buenos Aires
Fred Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, Florida State University College of Law
Susan Sell, Professor, school of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University
10:25hrs - 11:25hrs
Session Two

Trends in IP Norm Setting - Multilateral, Regional and National Dynamics: Conflict or Coexistence?
Moderator Bassem Awad, Deputy Director, International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, CIGI

Speakers
Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Lecturer and Fellow at King's College, Cambridge University
Christoph Spennemann, Legal Offiicer and Officer-in-Charge, IP Unit, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Senior Researcher at the Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford University
Christophe Geiger, Professor of Law, Director General of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg

11:25hrs - 11:40hrs Coffee and Health Break
11:40hrs - 12:45hrs
Session Three
Technology Transfer in Innovation and Trade -- Contemporary Evidence and Ways Forward
Moderator Taffere Tesfachew, Former Director, ALDC Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Speakers
Keith Maskus, Chief Economist, U.S State Department/Professor University of Colorado at Boulder
Padmashree Gehl Sampath, UNCTAD;
Dominique Foray, Professor and Chair, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization
12:45hrs - 13:45hrs
Keynote Address and Lunch
Rubens Ricupero, Former Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
13:45hrs - 14:45hrs
Session Four
Global Intellectual Property Rights and Implications of New Innovation Models
Moderator Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, Seattle University School of Law 

Speakers
Jerome H. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law Duke University Law School
Uma Suthersanen, Professor of International Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University, London
Chidi Oguamanam, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
 
14:45hrs - 15:45hrs
Session Five

A Development-centred Approach to Intellectual Property Implementation and Enforcement: Challenges and Way Ahead
Moderator Maria Julia Oliva, Ethical Biotrade

Speakers
Graham Dutfield, Professor of International Governance, University of Leeds School of Law Leeds University
Ahmed Abdel-Latif, IRENA
Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg
Peter Yu, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law
Duncan Matthews, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University, London

16:15hrs - 16:30hrs Coffee and Health Break
16:30hrs - 17:20hrs
Session Six
Foreseeing New Challenges to the IP system: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, New Boundaries and Negotiation Topics
Moderator Pedro Roffe
Address by Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO

Commentators
Rubens Ricupero, former Secretary General of UNCTAD
Jerome H. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law Duke University Law School
Fred Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, Florida State University College of Law
Keith Maskus, Chief Economist, U. S. State Department and Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction, University of Colorado, Boulder
Concluding Remarks Ruth L. Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law and McKnight Endowed Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Post-Conference Reception Honoring the Life, Work and Legacy of Pedro Roffe

There will be a reception immediately following the close of the conference from 17:30hrs - 19:00hrs at:

Café Restaurant du Parc des Bastions
Prom. des Bastions 1,
1204 Genève, Switzerland
www.bastions.ch/

To register for the reception, please send your name and affiliation by 7th June 2017 to RSVP4PedroRoffe@gmail.com