Intellectual Property

June 12, 2018 - June 13, 2018

Workshop on IP Adjudication

CLDP, in coordination with the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of FBiH, held a two day Workshop on Adjudication of Civil Intellecutal Property Infringement Cases in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Sri Lanka: Technology Transfer Fellowship

CLDP arranged a three-month fellowship at Innovation Partners Healthcare for Dr. Kaumal who has been charged with commercialization responsibilities at the University of Colombo.

May 15, 2018 - May 17, 2018

CLDP Leads Anti-Counterfeiting Workshop for Customs Officials

CLDP, together with advisors from the US PTO, US CBP, and the WCO, led a workshop on border identification and interdiction of counterfeit and pirated products on May 15-17, 2018, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. 

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP leads Workshops on International Software Agreements

On June 12-13, in Sarajevo, CLDP held the second phase of programming on judicial IPR enforcement in coordination with the Center(s) of Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and the Republika Srpska.  This activity is part of a series of workshops on IPR development and enforcement, targeting local tech companies, law firms, universities, government officials and judges and aiming to strengthen IP capacity of local ICT industry and improving enforcement of IPR.

The first phase of the program held on May 14-18, focused on negotiating international software agreements for local IT companies and took place in both Sarajevo and Banja Luka. They came about after an earlier assessment with several leading software development firms in Sarajevo and Banja Luka had shown that these firms had developed proprietary software and were interested in expanding internationally through joint development agreements but needed to understand how to best address key IP issues that they were encountering.  CLDP addressed these challenges through its workshops in May by providing training to these firms on how software IP can be protected and key IP issues that arise in the negotiation of international software agreements. The workshops also included mock negotiations sessions led by internationally renowned IP partner from O’Melveny Meyers LLP, with specific focus on drafting and negotiating term sheets. Additionally, CLDP experts discussed how to effectively utilize open-source software, and to develop and protect IP for Google and Apple app stores. 

Strengthening intellectual property rights will help BiH to develop as a knowledge-based economy, improving employment opportunities and economic stability, and will protect the IP of both Bosnian and U.S. companies.

April 21, 2018 - April 26, 2018

Afghanistan: Customs Integrity and TRIPS Workshops

On the week of April 22, CLDP, along with partners WCO and USPTO, conducted two workshops for officials from Afghanistan's Customs Department, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Afghan judiciary. 

April 16, 2018 - April 19, 2018

Algeria: CLDP Strengthens the Innovation Ecosystem

On April 16-19, CLDP held a workshop in Algiers on technology startups and intellectual property. This workshop represents the first phase of a CLDP program focusing on the creation of an Algerian center of excellence in technology transfer through the partnership of the International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) of the University of New Hampshire's law school and Algeria top institute of technology (ENP). Since 2013, CLDP has been supporting an ambitious Algerian initiative to create an innovation ecosystem that generates viable technology startups, and decrease its dependency on oil and gas.  The second phase of the program will be "internships" in the fall, at ITTI, for professors who manage ENP's technology incubator.

April 4, 2018

West Bank: CLDP hosts a dialogue between Entrepreneurship Working Group and Government on Fostering Innovation

The Palestinian Authority is in the process of reforming laws and regulations in order to improve its World Bank Doing Business Ranking.  Currently, the IP and Company’s Law are being re-drafted.  On April 4, 2018, CLDP, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Working Group, hosted an exclusive meeting with officials from the Ministry of National Economy to discuss the impact of the current and draft laws proposed.  The meeting was instrumental in creating a dialogue between key stakeholders so as to improve the legal framework for IP.

March 14, 2018 - March 15, 2018

Customs Workshop on Combatting Counterfeit Goods

On March 14-15, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Baku and Azerbaijan State Customs Committee, held a two-day Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Baku, Azerbaijan.  

February 15, 2018 - February 21, 2018

Sponsorship of International Technology Transfer Specialists to AUTM

CLDP sponsored the participation of technology transfer specialists from Algeria, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia to attend the 2018 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ from February 18-21, 2018.

February 7, 2018 - February 9, 2018

CLDP Organizes North Africa Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer

CLDP organized a North Africa Regional Workshop on University-Industry Relations in Encouraging Technology Transfer from February 7-9, 2018 in Rabat, Morocco.