Breaking Barriers: Intellectual Property and the Value for Society
An IP Week @ SG Event
Monday, August 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Copthorne Hotel
Welcome and Keynote Opening Remarks
Session 1: Humanitarian Patent Initiatives
This session features policies and initiatives that promote humanitarian focused innovation and highlights examples where patent owners have brought life-saving technologies to underserved populations across world.
Session 2: Supporting Local Innovation
This session features policies and initiatives that a national IP office can implement to support and promote local innovation, including assisting independent inventors, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and universities to understand and secure patent rights.
Session 3: Life Saving Medicines and Medical Devices
This session features how historical changes in legislation have positively impacted the development and access to life saving medicines and medical devices, focusing on policies and laws that promote both innovative and generic medical products.
Session 4: Trademark Protection and Brand Development
This session features discussions on the importance of trademark protection to brand development in a dynamic international marketplace and will highlight first-person trademark success stories of selected Southeast Asian SMEs
Session 5: Copyright Protection for Local Artists and Developers
This session features copyright basics, the ease of seeking copyright protection, and perspectives from a sampling of local copyright owners from Southeast Asia about how they commercialize their work, relying on copyright to protect their rights.
The USPTO-UKIPO Workshop, Breaking Barriers: Intellectual Property and the Value for Society, is an event of IP Week @ SG 2015, organized by Intellectual Property of Singapore. More information and a complete schedule of the week's events can be found at www.ipos.gov.sg/ipweek2015/.
"Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office"