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The United States Patent and Trademark Office


The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom

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.

Networking Lunch

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.

Closing Remarks

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"