[Ip-health] SCP26 - Agreement reached on future work reached at WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (6 July 2017)

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Thu Jul 6 08:40:33 PDT 2017


SCP26 - Agreement reached on future work reached at WIPO Standing Committee
on the Law of Patents (6 July 2017)

Submitted by thiru <https://www.keionline.org/user/6> on 6. July 2017 -
16:14

On Thursday afternoon, 6 July 2017, the 26th session of the WIPO Standing
Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), chaired by Ms. Bucura Ionescu
(Romania) reached agreement on future work on the following issues: i)
Exceptions and Limitations to Patent Rights, ii) Quality of Patents,
including Opposition Systems, iii) Patents and Health, iv) Confidentiality
of Communications between Clients and Their Patent Advisors and v) Transfer
of Technology. It should be recalled that in December 2016, negotiations on
future work collapsed because the European Union and Group B refused to
permit discussions of the Report of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level
Panel on Access to Medicines at future sessions of the SCP.

In addition, the Committee decided the following in relation to the
proposal by the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) on
the the 1979 WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions
(SCP/22/5) <http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/scp/en/scp_22/scp_22_5.pdf>:

The Delegation of Paraguay on behalf of the Group of Countries of Latin
America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) presented an alternative proposal.
Following some discussions and consultations with the regional coordinators
and Member States, the Committee decided that, as the final deliberation of
the proposal by GRULAC on the revision of the 1979 WIPO Model Law for
Developing Countries on Inventions (SCP/22/5), the Secretariat would
organize, at the next session of the SCP, an informative session on
legislative assistance in the field of patents and related capacity
building.

The full text of the agreement on future work for WIPO's patent committee
is reproduced below.

https://www.keionline.org/node/2825




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