Asia & South Asia

April 16, 2007 - April 25, 2007

Intellectual Property and Pharmaceuticals Consultative Tour

Pakistani Ministry of Health (MoH) officials participated in a week-long capacity building program at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) where they became familiar with the US approach to drug evaluation and registration.

January 15, 2007 - January 22, 2007

Patent Examiner Training

A CLDP team spent and entire day at the Pakistani Patent Office, touring the premises, interviewing the patent controller and delivering 5 hours of training to all of the examiners.

September 20, 2006

IP Adjudication Forum

CLDP held an intellectual property adjudication forum in Pakistan which included judges, government officials and intellectual property professionals. The forum provided an outlet for the participants to realize challenges and opportunities inherent in the country’s IP capabilities, and allowed them to make recommendations for change.

September 18, 2006 - September 19, 2006

IP Judicial Seminar

CLDP conducted a judicial capacity building seminar on IP in Islamabad, Pakistan, to equip a core group of judges with an elevated understanding of IP and Pakistan's IP law, as well as an appreciation of the social and economic importance of IP to Pakistan.

September 18, 2006 - September 19, 2006

Seminar on Intellectual Property Law and Adjudication

CLDP advisors, including IP experts from the USPTO, the private sector and federal judges from the US, Australia and Thailand, conducted a seminar with Pakistan’s Intellectual Property Organization and judiciary to promote a better understanding of intellectual property principles and law.

September 13, 2006 - September 14, 2006

Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Enforcement in the Philippines

CLDP coordinated a two-day workshop-conference, to be held from September 13-14 in Manila for roughly 200 attendees from the Philippines IPO, academia, law enforcement, and private sector. US, Filipino, and international experts provided an overview of the challenges and benefits of digital copyright protection and explore how strengthened regulatory structures can support this objective.

March 29, 2006 - March 31, 2006

IP Registry Enhancement

CLDP advisors, including an expert on IP administration shared information with Pakistan’s Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) on best practices in patent office operation and consulted on strategies for faster and more accurate patent application determination.

October 1, 2005

Patent Examiner Training (GIPA)

In response to a large backlog of patent applications, and increased volume in patent applications each year as a result of Pakistan's new recognition of pharmaceutical product patents, Pakistan's Patent Office has hired 12 new examiners. These examiners, though junior, are computer capable and have educational backgrounds in areas including pharmaceuticals, general chemistry, and electrical engineering. CLDP facilitated the involvement of 4 of these new patent examiners in the USPTO's Global Intellectual Property Academy in October of 2005, in order to familiarize these new examiners with international IP administration standards and best practices.