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Global Aspects of Technology Transfer: Biotechnology
Gordon Research Conference


September 4-9, 2005


The Queen's College
Oxford, United Kingdom


John Kilama

Vice Chair:
Richard Mahoney

Meeting Description

The Gordon Science Education & Policy Conference on "Global Aspects of Technology Transfer: Biotechnology" that will take place at Queen's College, Oxford, UK September 4-9, 2005 is designed to provide a continuation of the first successfully concluded GRC 2003 conference held at Big Sky, Montana, USA. The 2005 GRC will offer opportunities to present and discuss biotechnology impacts on World economy and how it relates to scholarly research on technology transfer between government, industry, and universities/nonprofits. The meeting will have a distinctly global perspective, as the Chair and Vice-Chair believe that challenges in biotechnological technology transfer are increasingly universal in nature, and that addressing these challenges requires this perspective. Research being undertaken, for examples, by MMV, TB Alliance, the Pharmaceutical Industries, the World Bank, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Center for Management of IP in Health R&D, and others are leading to insights on this evolution. By examining in the Gordon Conference format new and innovative ideas emerging from such research, the organizers hope to continue to stimulate thoughtful discussion, engage the participants, and catalyze the dissemination of the fruits of biotechnology to the world community in a sustainable, economically viable and socially responsible manner.

Major research areas to be explored include: The impact of WTO-TRIPS on developing countries; Update on Bayh-Dole and its impact on development of useful health technologies; The role of compulsory licensing and parallel trade in biotechnology diffusion; Key issues in ensuring availability of health products in developing countries; International treaties and technology transfer; Case studies from developing countries; Barriers to technology transfer to developing countries; New research methods for analyzing technology transfer; and Technology transfer for bioterrorism.

Meeting Program

4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmOpening Remarks: Dr. John Kilama (2005 GRC Chair), President, Global Bioscience Development Institute, Wilmington, Delaware USA
7:35 pm - 9:30 pmDefining Technology Transfer: Past, Present and Future
7:35 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Dr. Maria Freire (CEO, TBAlliance, USA)
7:45 pm - 8:15 pmHon. Derek Hanekom MP, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa
"Assessing the Technology Transfer in South Africa and its impact in Southern African Region (SADC)"
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Ms. Lita Nelsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
"Assessing the impact of technology transfer in American Universities towards US and World Economy"
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmDr. Gill Samuels, CBE, Independent Consultant, Executive Director (retired) Science Policy and Scientific Affairs, Pfizer, Europe
"What is the role of Industry in supporting technology transfer?"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmQ & A
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBiotechnology Policy & Legislation
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Dr. Robert Horsch, VP Monsanto, USA
9:15 am - 9:40 amHolly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Secretary For Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce Washington, DC, USA
"US Policy Perspective: IPR and Developing Countries"
9:45 am - 10:10 amProf. Turner T. Isoun, Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
"Assessing the Technology Policy and Legislation Impact to Technology Transfer in West Africa: The Nigerian Experience"
10:15 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:00 amRita Khanna, Ph.D., J.D., President, International Technology Transfer Management, Bethesda, Maryland USA
"The Bayh-Dole Legislation - A Model for Other Countries?"
11:05 am - 11:30 amProfessor Katsuya Tamai, Professor for Intellectual Property Law, RCAST, University of Tokyo, Japan
"The current situation in Biotechnology Policy/Patent in Japan as compared with other Asian countries like China, Korea and Singapore"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmQ & A
12:45 pmLunch / Photo
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiotechnology Regulatory & Judiciary
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Dianna Derhak, JD, D&A International Consultancy, Kyiv, Ukraine
7:35 pm - 8:00 pmHon. Pauline Newman, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, USA
"The role of the US courts"
8:00 pm - 8:25 pmDr. Philip Grubb, Former Intellectual Property Counsel, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland
"World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): How will the two treaties affect technology transfer?"
8:25 pm - 8:50 pmDr. Tony Bates, National Health Service, England
"Overview, Evolution and New Developments in IP Management in the National Health Service in England"
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmHon. Bernice B. Donald, Judge, U.S. District Court, Western Tennessee, USA
"The responsibilities of Judges and Lawyers in Technology Transfer Litigation"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmQ & A
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTechnology Transfer in Developing Countries: Case Studies and Policy Analysis
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Dr. Hanna Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA
9:15 am - 9:40 amDr. Tony Heher, Director, Univeristy of Cape Town Innovation, Rondebosch, South Africa
"A comparative analysis of Technology Transfer offices in developing and developed countries"
9:45 am - 10:10 am Dr. Joachim Oehler, CEO, Concept Foundation, Thailand
"A case study on Technology Transfer in Three Continents: Asia, Africa and Latin America"
10:15 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:00 amDr. Victoria Hale, President, One World Health, San Francisco, USA
"A model for Developing New, Affordable Medicines for Neglected Diseases"
11:05 am - 11:30 amProfessor José Miguel Flores Acuña, J.D., Jefe de la Unidad de Propiedad Industrial de la Universidad de Concepción, Chile
"Technology Transfer as a Tool for the Development of Biotechnology in Chile and Latinamerica"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmQ & A
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmUniversity/Industry/Government Partnerships
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Dr. Roy Widdus, Director, IPPPH, Geneva, Switzerland
7:35 pm - 8:00 pmDr. Gerald T. Keusch, MD, Assistant Provost and Associate Dean for Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
"What Can Universities Do to Enhance Global Public Goods?"
8:00 pm - 8:25 pmProfessor Prabuddha Ganguli, CEO, VISION-IPR & Adjunct Professor, School of Humanities Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 400101, India
"The Challenges Facing India in Adopting Full IP Practices at Institutional Level to Improve India Trade"
8:25 pm - 8:50 pmDr. Ben Prickril, Chief Scientific Officer World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision, Lyon, France
"Improved Technology Transfer Training for Developing Countries"
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmSusan Finston, JD, Independent Consultant Washington, DC, USA
"A Tale of Two Sides of the Jordan River: Impact of IP Policies in Israel and Jordan"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmQ & A
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGlobal Technology Transfer: Its Impact on Product Development, Trade, Litigation and Bio-Security
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Charles Maynard, J.D., M.P.H., Senior Technology Transfer Specialist, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
9:15 am - 9:40 amTerence Taylor, President and Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Washington, DC, USA
"Advancing Technology and Bio-Security"
9:45 am - 10:10 amRichard Wilder, J.D., Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, Washington, DC, USA
"The Role of Intellectual Property in Trade and Development"
10:15 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:00 amJorge Amigo Castañeda, Director General, Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), Mexico
"Impact of Technology Transfer on Trade and Economic Outlook in Mexico"
11:05 am - 11:30 amSilvia Salazar, IP & Technology Transfer Advisor, Technology Transfer Office, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
"IP and Product Development: Case Studies in Costa Rica and Central America"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmQ & A
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmGlobal Business Market in Technology Transfer
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Professor C.P.E. Omaliko, Director General of NABDA, Nigeria
7:35 pm - 8:00 pmDouglas Lippoldt, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade Directorate, Paris, France
"Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer and the Developing Countries"
8:00 pm - 8:25 pmDr. Joseph Saba, MD, President, Axios International, Paris, France
"Analysis of Barriers to Technology Transfer for Pharmaceutical Products into Developing Countries: An Axios International experience"
8:25 pm - 8:50 pmDr. Doo-Hyun Ahn, Korean Science and Technology Policy Institute, Seoul, South Korea
"Impact of Technology Transfers to Korean Economy"
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmDr. Simon Best, Chairman of Ardana Plc, Edinburgh, UK
"Analysis of Biopharmaceutical Business Development for Global Health"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmQ & A
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Paradigms for Assessing Technology Transfer
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Prof. Keith Maskus, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
9:15 am - 9:40 amProf. Rafael Rangel-Aldao, Director, Research & Innovation, Polar Technology Center, Empresas Pola, Venezuela
"Digital Molecular Medicine: A receptor Mechanism for Technology Transfer World-wide"
9:45 am - 10:10 amDr. Ray Hill, Licensing & External Research, Merck and Co Inc, New Jersey, USA
"The mechanism by which the Pharmaceutical Industry Assesses Technology Transfer"
10:15 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:00 amDr. Sibongile Pefile, CSIR:Group Manager For R&D Outcomes, Pretoria, S. Africa
"A case study of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) Research: The impact of National IK policy, Patent and Biodiversity regulation and institutional IP policy"
11:05 am - 11:30 amMs. Usha R. Balakrishnan, Executive Director, MIHR-USA & Senior Advisor to MIHR Board of Trustees, USA
"Mobilizing IP Managers to Promote Global Health Technology Transfer and Partnerships: Experiences from the MIHR-TMGH Network"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmQ & A
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmImpact Of Technology Transfer On Diagnostics And Pharmaceutical Development
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Dr. Solomon Nwaka, Manager, Genomics and Discovery Research, TDR, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
7:35 pm - 8:00 pmJianyang Yu, Liu, Shen & Associates Law Firm, Beijing, China
"Intellectual Property Analysis and Challenges in China"
8:00 pm - 8:25 pmAnatole F. Krattiger, Mphil; Ph.D, Research Professor, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University; Adjunct Professor, Cornell University; President, bioDevelopments LLC (International Consultants), USA
"Freedom-to-Operate Strategies: Develop them now or Pay Later"
8:25 pm - 8:50 pmDr. Kulvinder Singh Saini, Director-Biotech & Bioinformatics, Ranbaxy, Research Laboratories, India
"Analysis of the impact of WTO implementation on Drug Discovery and Development in India"
8:50 pm - 9:30 pmDr. Rich Mahoney, Vice Chair Elect GRC 2005
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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