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Monday, December 9 • 12:15 - 12:45
Debate: African Patent Administration

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Are African patent administration systems fit for purpose? Debating the relevance and quality of patent administration in Africa sheds light on what is being done well, and what might be done better, to promote African innovation.

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Fernando dos Santos

Fernando Dos Santos is a national of Mozambique. He holds a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property from the University of London, and a degree in Law from the University of Trento in Italy. He teaches specialised courses on Intellectual Property jointly organised by the University of Turin (Italy), the University of South Africa (UNISA), and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). He was the first Director-General of the Mozambican... Read More →

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Bassem Awad

Dr. Bassem Awad, a specialist in intellectual property law, is a Judge at the Appeal Court of Egypt and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Western Law School, University of Western, Ontario, Canada. He also works as a Tutor for the Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO]. He has been working for several years as a Counselor at the Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and a Consultant for the African... Read More →
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Ikechi Mgbeoji

Dr. Ikechi Mgbeoji is Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He earned the Governor-General of Canada academic gold medal at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Educated in Nigeria, Canada, and Germany, his main research and teaching interests are in the areas of international patent law; international aspects of intellectual property law; Canadian patent law; and comparative patent law. An author of dozens of... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 12:15 - 12:45
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming