WIPO-SCP 27th session in Geneva, Switzerland
During December 11 to 15, 2017, JIPA dispatched Mr. Toshifumi Sako, Chairperson of the Medicinal and Biotechnology Committee to the WIPO-SCP (Standing Committee on the Law of Patents) 27th session, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland.
This committee was established in 1998 in order for developed countries and developing countries to hold a meeting for discussing problems, enhancing their cooperation, and providing guidance in pursuit of the international development of the patent law. Nowadays, committee sessions are held twice a year, and representatives of governmental agencies from all over the world as well as representatives from organizations such as NGOs as observers participate in the committee sessions for discussions. JIPA is an official observer having a voice.
[Update 2018-03-22 ]