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Thailand has continued to further its rapid development of the past decade when, on September 24, 2009, Thailand acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Joining this treaty creates a direct and convenient route for foreign applicants to file patent applications in Thailand. Thailand Joins 142 other countries in this treaty. http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2009/article_0040.html

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As a member of ITTI, I am working on a project to build and strengthen intellectual property (IP) capacity in Vietnam. Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth since the government introduced the Doi Moi policy in 1986. The GDP per capita has been steadily increasing. In 2006, Vietnam became the 150th member of WTO. Vietnam’s accession to WTO boosted its economy. As of 2008, Vietnam’s real GDP growth rate (6.2%) is the highest among the ASEAN members and the second highest in Asia after China.  continue reading…

Why do I find the Forum, which focuses on Capacity Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development important?

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When you think of the county Poland, does technology
transfer come to mind? Or even innovation? Probably not. Poland has gone
through many challenges; one of the biggest challenges is the Communist regime,
which finally ended in 1989. From 1989 to 1991 Poland was in recession and from
1992 to 1994 it started to recover. Finally from 1995 through 1997 there was a
high growth in innovation. However, since then there has been a slowdown
period.

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Afro Ip blog reports “The concept of a People’s Property Right apparently conceived by economist Joseph Stiglitz is the solution supported by Javed Jabbar, a former senator and minister from Pakistan, in a speech in Bali at the 9th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP). He suggests setting up a fund to pay fees to scientists who come up with cures for key diseases – after which the [IP rights in and to] the drugs would go into the public domain instead of being ‘owned’ by pharmaceutical companies. Johanna Son reports further here and the leo highlights:

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