Samson Helfgott, Director of Patents and Partner, has been invited by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquartered in Geneva to address an Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on the Evolving Role of the Intellectual Property System; its impact on an importance for developing countries which will be held from September 5-7, 2007 in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
The objectives of the Seminar are to increase the awareness and knowledge of the participants on some topical issues particular interest to developing countries in the international intellectual property agenda and clarify the challenges and possible response responses thereto. Twenty-two countries namely, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lank, Thailand, Vietnam and the host country have been invited. Participants are expected to be senior official of the IP Office or from the national focal points on intellectual property and trade related issues.
Mr. Helfgott has been asked to address the topic of Improving the Quality of Patents Around the World and New Areas of Intellectual Property protection.