Save the Date-17 May 2011-KEI @ WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents: Patents and Health

Knowledge Ecology International: Patents and Health

DATE: Tuesday, 17 May 2011

TIME: 13:30-15h00

VENUE: Room B at the WIPO Main Building

Suggestions by Asian Like-Minded Countries on Future Work of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

The members of the "Asian Like-Minded Countries" group are: India, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan.

Agenda 8: Future Work

1. [Following a proposal by the Chair,] the Committee

(a) reaffirmed that the non-exhaustive list of issues identified at the twelfth session of the SCP held in June 2008, and updated at its 13 session, would remain open for further elaboration and discussion at its next session(1);

SCP 14: Draft text on Future Work

Around 4:20 PM CET, the following draft text was made available for for Member States' consideration. Currently, the countries are in informals considering the following text.

Around 5:50 PM, a draft text entitled "Suggestion by Asian Like-Minded Countries" was made available.

Among the key amendments suggested was the following language:

"Comments of Member States and Observers would be reflected in annexures appended to the respective studies"

European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) intervention on standards and patents at WIPO SCP 14

Thank you Mr Chairman.

I'm taking the floor today on behalf of ECIS, the European Committee for Interoperable Systems.

ECIS would like to congratulate you on your election to the chair of this very important committee. We thank you for your generosity in giving us an opportunity to speak today. I will be very brief.

ECIS is an international non-profit association of IT companies, including IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, Opera, Oracle and others.

It focuses on IP issues concerning interoperability and competition.

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