Nov. 2010 - ITSSD Request for ad hoc Observer Status at WIPO Standing Committee on Development and Intellectual Property ("CDIP") (CDIP/6/7/Rev.);  Approved by WIPO CDIP ("CDIP/6/REF/SUMMARY") 
Nov. 2013 - ITSSD Request for ad hoc Observer Status at WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications ("SCT") - SCT Recommendation to Approve ITSSD Request  (SCT/30/6); Approved by WIPO SCT ("SCT/30/8 - Summary by the Chair")
April 2012 - ITSSD Presentation at:  2012 Korean Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering ("KSBB") Spring Meeting & International Symposium,  Panel - Global Regulatory Trend and Bio Business Opportunities - Now and Future (The Growth Pathway for Future Bio Business in Korea) > Despite Market Opportunities, Risks and Uncertainties Remain For Biosimilars
April 2013 - ITSSD Presentation at:  Inter-Pacific Bar Association 23rd Annual Conference/Meeting, Seoul, Korea;  Joint Session Panel of the Intellectual Property, Cross-Border Investment and International Trade Committees, Panel on Free Trade Agreements in Asia - Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? > Trade/Investment Issues Surrounding Health-Based Regulatory Impairment of 'Unhealthy Lifestyle' Product IP  ​(donated by The Kogan Law Group, P.C.)

​April 2011 - ITSSD Presentation at:  Inter-Pacific Bar Association 21st Annual Conference/Meeting, Kyoto, Japan; Panel on the Intersection of IP, Competition and International Trade, > The Complementarity of Patents and Standards (photo) (photo)
Theme #2:  Regional and national 'public interest' rules that diverge from consensus-based international standards should be scientifically and economically justified, should not discriminate between technologies and products incorporating them based on whether they employ a proprietary or non-proprietary business model, and should not otherwise unnecessarily burden, curtail or impose obstacles to the market access of such products, or the exercise and/or use of underlying intellectual property rights and/or assets.

Regional and national regulations promulgated to ensure universal access to healthcare, environmental, and information and communication technologies, the products in which they are incorporated, and the proprietary intellectual property (including related undisclosed technical information and know-how) underlying them at concession rate prices, can effectively constitute indirect regulatory 'takings' (indirect expropriations) of exclusive private property rights in contravention of international, regional and bilateral trade and investment agreements, especially when they are enacted for other than a bona fide legitimate public policy (disguised protectionist) purpose.

ITSSD Programs - Theme #2 (2010-2013)

​Strong Intellectual Property Right Protections

"Providing an informed, reasoned and dispassionate

voice to the global public debate..."

Oct. 2010 - ITSSDWIPO/SCP Geneva Side-Bar Event: Can Government Intervention Sustain Economic Incentive, Technological Innovation and Capital Flows? (Precis), Handout Materials), (Panelist Bios), (Event Flyer)