Genetic Resources & Traditional Knowledge Committee
The IPO Genetic Resources & Traditional Knowledge Committee will focus on developing IPO positions relating to the intersection of genetic resource and traditional knowledge issues and intellectual property law. The goal is to develop legal frameworks for access and benefit sharing that will lead to increased international conservation and to effective and equitable utilization of genetic resources and traditional knowledge.
The Committee will advise the Board of Directors of IPO and its membership about proposed legal frameworks for access and benefit sharing, including the use of form material transfer agreements and the impact of special patent disclosure requirements. The Committee will monitor and study proposals from and provide input to other organizations, including the CBD, WIPO, WTO, USPTO, EPO, JPO and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
|Chair: ||Manisha A. Desai, Eli Lilly and Co.|
|Vice Chair: ||Bill Warren, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP|
|Secretary: ||Jennifer Burdman, King & Spalding|
|Board Liaison: ||Mike Young, Roche, Inc.|
|Staff Liaison: ||Vanessa Pierce Rollins, Intellectual Property Owners Association|
|Non-Voting Member:||Maximilienne Giannelli, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP|
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