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Enabling the development and diffusion of sustainable technologies: The practical uses of intellectual property (IP)


Date and time:
Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:00 - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 14:30 Europe/Copenhagen


Speakers from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations specialized agency for matters relating to intellectual property, discuss the role of intellectual property as one of many factors enabling the development and diffusion of sustainable technologies. The webinar briefly sets the context and then provides a practical look at what intellectual property is as well as the role it plays in the process of getting technologies to market. Participants also receive practical tips on licensing negotiations and IP commercialization in general, as well as an introduction to WIPO’s sustainable technology marketplace – WIPO GREEN.


Mr Anatole Krattiger, Director, Global Challenges Division, WIPO

Ms Anja von der Ropp, Program Officer, Climate Change & Food Security, Global Challenges Division, WIPO  

Ms Olga Spasic, Head, Innovation Structures, SMEs and Entrepreneurial Support Division, WIPO


  • Setting the context
  • Enabling factors for development and diffusion of green technologies
  • What is IP? / the role of IP rights in renewable technologies
  • When does IP matter? – Patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and trade secrets
  • Practical tips on IP commercialization and licensing negotiation
  • Introduction to WIPO GREEN

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