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Biological diversity - Disclosure of origin of genetic resources event

10.08.2010

Introduction

Cesagen's Dr. Paul Oldham and Geoff Burton (United Nations University) held a joint event at a Working Group of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada.

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In mid-July Paul Oldham (Cesagen) and Geoff Burton (United Nations University) held a joint event at a Working Group of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada. The event presented the initial outcomes of a joint UNU/Cesagen report on the disclosure of origin of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in patent applications. The well attended event was held to inform debates by governments on the finalisation of the new international protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing. A full report will be released in the autumn.

Access their presentations:

Geoff Burton presentation: Defusing disclosure in patent applications

Paul Oldham presentation: Disclosure from theory to practice

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