Intellectual Property

August 21, 2019 - August 22, 2019

CLDP to Host Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Dushanbe

As a follow-up on the Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products Workshop hosted in Dushanbe in October 2016, and the Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights hosted in Dushanbe in August 2019, CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan will host the third Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. 

June 11, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Sri Lanka: Tech Transfer Consultations

From June 11-21, 2019, CLDP and USPTO will conduct technology transfer consultations in Washington, DC for fifteen newly appointed technology transfer office directors and one national intellectual property office official.

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Sri Lanka: CLDP Leads IP Judicial Exchange

From April 27-28, 2019, CLDP and USPTO, in close coordination with the Sri Lankan Judicial Institute, will lead a two-day IP judicial exchange in Hambantota for Sri Lanka District Court judges and Magistrate judges. 

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

CLDP Judicial Workshop on Protection of IPR in Sri Lanka

CLDP, in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and in close cooperation with the Sri Lanka Judge’s Institute (SLJI), will conduct a 2-day workshop in Hambantota, Sri Lanka on April 27-28, 2019.  

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Sri Lanka: Patent Search Workshop and World IP Day Celebration

On April 25-26, together with USPTO, WIPO, the World Bank, and Sri Lanka’s National Intellectual Property Office and Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, CLDP will conduct two intellectual property programs to celebrate World IP Day.

April 23, 2019 - April 25, 2019

Morocco: Technology Transfer workshop

On April 23-25, 2019, CLDP, in coordination with the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the University of Fès, will host a technology transfer workshop in Fès, Morocco.

December 3, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP conducts IP Judicial Workshop Phase III

From December 3-7, 2018, CLDP, in partnership with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), conducted a week-long workshop on intellectual property (IP) for Pakistan judges and a Director of the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO).  This workshop was the capstone training session in a series of progressively more difficult programs for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and District & Sessions judges selected by the High Courts as likely to be appointed to IP Tribunals in the near future. The judges interacted with U.S. (e.g., USPTO, DOJ, judges, private lawyers) and Pakistani (e.g., private legal practitioners) experts in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent law, including civil and criminal prosecution and deterrent sentencing.  The workshop was a mix of subject matter lectures, case studies, and a visit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In addition, representatives of U.S. industry and an economist met with the judges to discuss the benefits and challenges of enforcing intellectual property rights locally, nationally, regionally, and worldwide.  This series of workshops builds on earlier CLDP, USPTO, CLEIP, and IPO programs focusing on IP rights in Pakistan.

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

MENA: CLDP Holds Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer

On October 30-November 1, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Scientific Research (ANPR), organized a regional workshop in Tunis, Tunisia, on the commercialization of technology for the Middle East and North Africa region. The workshop promoted technology-based entrepreneurship and strengthened local capacity by bringing together government officials and technology transfer stakeholders to discuss technology management. More than 60 participants from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Bahrain attended. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Technology Transfer, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University focused on practical case studies and management skills such as commercialization metrics, valuation of technology, licensing and assignments, negotiation, and marketing strategies. At the end of the workshop, participants made concrete recommendations that included the development of intellectual property policies for universities and a more advanced train-the-trainer program for experienced technology transfer managers. By strengthening intellectual property rights in the MENA region through technology transfer programs, CLDP helps level the playing field for U.S. companies. CLDP’s ongoing assistance is focused on bolstering innovation and research and development commercialization in all four countries by helping to create a critical mass of in-country specialists equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully commercialize discoveries made by the academic community and act as an effective interface with the business community.