Areas of Expertise

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

Bahrain - CLDP and USPTO Train BITC Staff in IPR

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will train Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)

 

 

March 15, 2021 - March 19, 2021

Technology Transfer Conference

CLDP, in close cooperation with the Sri Lanka Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), sponsored 21 managers from University Business Linkage offices (UBL cells) to virtually attend the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference. The AUTM conference is the world’s largest gathering of technology transfer professionals.  The conference was structured to be highly interactive, with program sessions focused on learning, networking, and deal-making with over 1,500 professionals from 20 different countries and the leading universities around the world. Some of the topics covered included drafting and negotiating intellectual property (IP) license agreements, industry – academic partnerships, innovation strategies, administration of technology transfer offices, the “nuts and bolts” of technology transfer, IP trends and successful practices, innovation focusing on agriculture, and proof of concept and early stage technologies. This program continues to build on programs conducted by CLDP with MoHE and others, to establish and enhance UBL cells at public and private universities across Sri Lanka, all of which play a key role in creating and maintaining an ecosystem of innovation and contribute to the strengthening of Sri Lanka’s IP rights enforcement regime.

March 15, 2021 - March 18, 2021

CLDP held Consultation on Collective Management

On March 15-18, CLDP, in cooperation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), led a virtual consultation on the collective management framework in Georgia.  The program was attended by representative of Sakpatenti and other IP stakeholders.  During the program, experts from the USPTO, WIPO, and international collective management organizations presented and led discussions on best practices in collective management.  CLDP moderated a discussion on the current state of collective management in Georgia that assisted Sakpatenti and other IP stakeholders to identify gaps in the legal and institutional framework and to develop a roadmap for strengthening current legislation to remove ambiguity and implementing new institutional mechanisms that reinforce the legal obligations of CMOs. 

March 15, 2021 - March 19, 2021

Power Africa and Asia-Pacific: PPP Financing Documents

On March 15, CLDP released a pre-recorded webinar on financing documents for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to participants in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

March 11, 2021

Afghanistan: CLDP joins Launch of Donors Working Group for Agriculture in Afghanistan

On March 11, 2021, CLDP joined seven other organizations in a virtual launch, founding the newly running Donors Working Group for Agriculture in Afghanistan. 

March 10, 2021

BiH: CLDP Trains Judges and Attorneys on Criminal Intellectual Property Adjudication

On March 10th, CLDP hosted a webinar in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Centers for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, on aspects of criminal IP adjudication including why IP are sometimes prosecuted, and what kinds of IP crimes are prosecuted.

March 10, 2021

BiH: CLDP Trains Judges and Attorneys on Criminal Intellectual Property Adjudication

On March 10th, CLDP hosted a webinar in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Centers for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, on aspects of criminal IP adjudication including why IP are sometimes prosecuted, and what kinds of IP crimes are prosecuted.