Science and technology policy

OECD-MOST High-level Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, Beijing, China, April 2004

 

High-level Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights Issues related to Public Research Institutions

 

AGENDA


DAY I: Thursday, 22 April 2004


09:00 -09:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Moderator: Mr. ZHANG Jingan, Director General of Policy, Regulation & System Reform Department, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China

  • Vice Minister LI Xueyong, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China
  • Deputy Secretary General Herwig SCHLÖGL, OECD

Overview of the Seminar by Mario CERVANTES, Administrator, Science and Policy Division, OECD


09:40 SESSION 1: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN PROMOTING THE COMMERCIALISATION & DIFFUSION OF PUBLIC RESEARCH RESULTS

Issues to be addressed

  • What are the trends in policies for owning and commercialising IP at public research organisations in OECD countries?
  • What is the legal framework for intellectual property at PROs in China? How are China’s research institutes and university laboratories designing and implementing IP policies?
  • Does institutional ownership matter to make commercialisation a reality?

Session Chairman: Takayuki MATSUO, Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD

  • Chinese Reforms of Government Policies on Ownership and Exploitation of Inventions from Public Research: ZHANG Jing’an, Director General, Department of Policy, Regulation & System Reform, Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • China's Innovation System - Reform of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Development of China-Japan R&D Networks Linking Public Research Organisations: Atsushi SUNAMI, Associate Professor, Science and Technology Policy National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
  • Bayh-Dole – 23 years later: John RAUBITSCHEK, Patent Counsel, Department of Commerce, United States
  • Commercialising Academic IP When the Researcher Owns Inventions - Advantages and Disadvantages: Magnum BREIDNE, Science Councellor, Swedish Embassy in Beijing, on behalf of David NORDFORS, Special Advisor, VINNOVA (Swedish Agency for Innovation), Sweden

11:00-11:15 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

  • Designing and Implementing a Policy for Patenting and Licensing University Inventions in Denmark: Jens Kr. DAMSGAARD, Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Head of Office, Contract and IPR Management, University of Southern Denmark
  • IPR Policy Development for Public Research in the United Kingdom: David HUMPHRY, Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom
  • Commercialising Public Research in Switzerland - Tensions between Bottom-Up Practices and National Policy Making: Patrick VOCK, Centre for Science and Technology Policy, Switzerland

12:15-12:45 GENERAL DISCUSSION

12:45-14:00  LUNCH HOSTED BY MOST

14:00 SESSION 2: TRANSFERRING TECHNOLOGY FROM PUBLIC RESEARCH TO INDUSTRY – PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES FROM OECD COUNTRIES AND NON-MEMBERS

Issues to be addressed

  • Institutional policies for academic patenting: moving from the administration of IP to exploitation
  • Managing IP in collaborative research with industry
  • Licensing strategies versus spin-off strategies
  • How important are IP issues in international technological standards setting and what is the role of government

Session Chairman: Sung-Chul CHUNG, Vice Chair, OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy and Policy advisor, STEPI, Korea

  • China’s Government Policies and Institutional Practices for Managing IP at PROs: BAO Xinhe, Director General, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Commercialising Inventions at NIH - Policies, Practices and Challenges: Theodore ROUMEL, Assistant Director for Technology Transfer, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The New Japanese Technology Transfer System: Robert KNELLER, Department of Intellectual Property Advanced Research Centre for Science and Technology University of Tokyo
  • Patents and Licensing by Public Funded Research Organisation in Europe – an Overview: Thomas GERING, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

15:20-16:00 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

  • Technology Transfer from Non-University Labs - the Case of France’s INRIA: Laurent KOTT, Head of Technology Transfer Office, INRIA, France
  • An Industrial Firm’s Perspective on Commercialising Academic IP - What are the bottlenecks and success factors: Malcolm SKINGLE, Director, European Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
  • The issue of Technical Standards and IPRs in the Co-operation between Public Research Organizations and Industry: ZHANG Ping, Associate Professor, IPR College of Beijing University

17:00-17:20 GENERAL DISCUSSION

18:00-20:00 DINNER HOSTED BY MOST


DAY II: Friday, 23 April 2004


09:00 SESSION 3: INFRASTRUCTURE, LEGAL, HUMAN RESOURCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING ISSUES

Issues to be addressed

  • How to set up technology transfer offices?
  • What are the emerging legal challenges in academic patenting?
  • How to build an IP culture at PROs?

Session Chair: ZHANG Xiaoyuan, Deputy Director General, Department of Policy, Regulation & System Reform, Ministry of Science and Technology, China

  • University Technology Transfer Practices: ZHENG Yongping, Director of the Scientific R&D and IPR Office, Tsinghua University
  • Infrastructure and Resource Choices for Technology Transfer Offices - Lessons from the University of California System: Beatrice BRYAN, Senior Licensing Officer, Office of Technology Alliances, University of California Irvine
  • University Technology Transfer - Legal Considerations and Litigation: Howard W. BREMER, Patent Counsel to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
  • Exploring the Construction of Market-oriented Technology Equity Exchange Platform: LIANG Yu, Vice President of China Beijing Equity Exchange

10:20-10:40 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

  • Building an IP culture – the EU’s IPR Helpdesk: Gail EVANS, Head of IPR Unit, Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, United Kingdom

11:00-11:20 DISCUSSION
 
11:20 SESSION 4 - CONCLUDING PANEL

BALANCING THE COMMERCIALISATION OF PUBLIC RESEARCH RESULTS WITH THE NEED TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC ACCESS – IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY MAKING


Selected experts and participants will, drawing on the discussion in the previous sessions and their own their experience, debate the issue of how policy makers can encourage the use of intellectual property in public research to increase the contribution of public R&D to innovation whilst ensuring that public access to research is safeguarded.

Moderator: Daniel MALKIN, Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division. OECD
Introduction of Issues: Mario CERVANTES, Administrator, Science and Technology Policy OECD
Panelists:

  • John BARTON, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • YANG Lincun, Deputy Director General of the IPR Centre, MOST, China
  • LI Shunde, Professor from the Law Institute of Social Science Academy of China
  • Ted ROUMEL, Assistant Director for Technology Transfer, U.S. National Institutes of Health
  • Malcolm SKINGLE, Director, European Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom

12:40 -13:00  CLOSING REMARKS

  • Mr. Takayuki MATSUO, Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
  • Mr. ZHANG Xiaoyuan, Deputy Director General of Policy, Regulation & System Reform Department, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

ADJOURNMENT


13:00-14:00 LUNCH HOSTED BY MOST


14:00–17:00 SITE VISIT TO KEY CHINESE PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES

  • General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals
  • Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

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