Patent-related incentives and impediments to transfer of technology
Document No: PUB 20H/13
The Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) comprises all Member States of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and/or of the Paris Union, and, as observers, certain Member States of the UN non-members of WIPO and/or Paris Union, as well as a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.
At its nineteenth session held from 25 to 28 February 2013 in Geneva, the SCP decided that the Secretariat should revise the document on transfer of technology (document SCP/18/8) by adding further practical examples and experiences on patent-related incentives and impediments to transfer of technology on the basis of input received from members and observers of the SCP, taking into account the dimension of absorptive capacity in technology transfer. Thus the IP Federation was invited, in its capacity as observer to the SCP, to submit such examples to the International Bureau on or before 30 June 2013.