M·CAM CEO Addresses WIPO Forum on the draft Substantive Patent Law Treaty in Geneva

Thu, 2006-03-02

Dr. David E. Martin
March 2, 2006

Dr. David Martin, CEO of M·CAM and Intellectual Property Finance Fellow at the Batten Institute at University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration will be addressing the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Open Forum on the draft Substantive Patent Law Treaty (SPLT) on March 2. The Forum was assembled by the member States of WIPO at the 32nd session of the General Assembly in the context of discussions on the establishment of a work plan for the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) in respect of the draft SPLT. The SCP has been discussing the draft SPLT since May 2001. Although a number of issues in the draft SPLT have been agreed in principle, there are a number of outstanding issues that require further consideration. The Forum will address various issues that have been raised in the draft of the SPLT or that Member States may wish to include in the draft SPLT.

During this time of extreme international trade focus on matters of Intellectual Property law and enforcement, this Forum will bring together policy makers and experts from around the world to seek to better define the ground rules for improved patent treaties.

M·CAM, Inc. (M·CAM) is a full-service intellectual property rights actuarial company dedicated to developing, enabling and promoting uniform accountability and quality standards for the granting, use, and disposal of such rights in the global economy. From our pioneering work in creating the world's first standards-based innovation collateralization financial products for banking and securities to our work on international grass-roots innovator enablement, M·CAM endeavors to balance the interests of the public and industrial development supporting creativity to build thriving economies.

Dr. Martin's work with the Batten Institute at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and his related work at the Indian Institute for Management in Ahmedabad India has brought unprecedented curricular focus to areas of intangible asset risk management, finance, and accounting standards. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Martin has closely advised intellectual property based finance and investment programs in India, China, Denmark, the European Union, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates.

More information about the conference can be found at WIPO.

Dr. Martin's conference materials can be found at: Materials.