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Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Public Interests in International Investment Law, 28 April 2015, Audit Room, King’s College, Cambridge (King’s Parade, CB2 1ST)

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28 April, 9:30am-6:00pm

Audit Room, King’s College, Cambridge (King’s Parade, CB2 1ST)



9:30 - 10:00 am: Coffee and Introduction

1) 10:00 - 10:30 am: Simon Klopschinski (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition): International Investment Agreements and Intellectual Property Treaties – the Role of Different Regulatory Concepts

10:30 - 11:00 am: Comments and Discussion

2) 11:00 - 11:30 am: Carlos Correa (University of Buenos Aires) and Jorge Vinuales (University of Cambridge): The Scope of Investment Protection for Intellectual Property Rights

11:30 – 12:00 am: Comments and Discussion

3) 12:00 - 12:30 am: Eva Nanopoulos (University of Cambridge) and Rumiana Yotova (University of Cambridge): Plain Tobacco Packaging under European Human Rights, Internal Market and Foreign Investment Rules

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Comments and Discussion


1:00 – 2:30 pm: Lunch


4) 2:30 - 3:00 pm: (By Skype) Susy Frankel (University of Wellington): Treaty Interpretation in International Investment- and Intellectual Property Law

3:00 – 3:30 pm: Comments and Discussion

5) 3:30 – 4:00 pm: Kathy Liddell (University of Cambridge) and Michael Waibel (University of Cambridge): Eli Lilly v Canada: ‘Fair and Equitable Treatment’ and National Patent Law

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Comments and Discussion


4:30 – 5:00 pm: Coffee break


6) 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Henning Grosse Ruse – Khan (University of Cambridge): Litigating International IP Norms in Investor – State Arbitration

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Comments and Discussion


7:30 pm: Dinner

Commentators attending the workshop are: Thomas Sebastian (Mockton Chambers), Christophe Bondy (Trade Law Bureau, Government of Canada), Lorand Bartels, Lionel Bently, Markus Gehring (all University of Cambridge)


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