Professor Peter K. Yu spoke at the Conference on Intellectual Property and Development at the World Intellectual Property Organization and a policy seminar at the World Trade Organization. He also discussed the U.S.-China trade policy at the University of Oxford.
On May 20, Professor Peter K. Yu of Texas A&M University School of Law delivered a presentation titled "Realigning International Intellectual Property Negotiations with UN Sustainable Development Goals" at the International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Yu's presentation identified six distinct strategies that developing countries may deploy to ensure greater promotion and fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
On May 21, Yu was a featured speaker in the "IP & Trade Policy Today" seminar series organized by the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
His presentation, "Data Exclusivities in the Age of Big Data, Biologics and Plurilaterals," examined the ongoing legal and policy questions concerning Article 39.3 of the WTO TRIPS Agreement, which offers protection to undisclosed test data that have been submitted for regulatory approval of pharmaceutical and agrochemical products.
The week before, Yu returned to the University of Oxford to participate in the "Law, Technology & IP in China: The Next Great Leap Forward?" seminar organized by the Oxford Chinese Law Discussion Group and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre in St. Hugh's College.
As the Director of Studies of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ILA), he represented the Branch in the ILA Executive Council Meeting in Charles Clore House in London. He also joined the delegates in a visit to the U.K. House of Lords, which was hosted by Lord Jonathan Mance, the former Deputy President of the U.K. Supreme Court.
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