Green Tech and Digital IP Webinar: Creating the Green Technology Revolution

03 June 2021 | Online

Green Tech and Digital IP: Creating the Green Technology Revolution

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time: 16:00 – 17:30 CEST

The AIPPI Standing Committee (SC) on IP & Green Technology, and SC on the Digital Economy, will co-present a Joint AIPPI Webinar with WIPO GREEN (part of the World Intellectual Property Organization) on June 3, 2021 at 4pm CEST. AIPPI will host the online event, which will be promoted widely to its members comprising high caliber IP professionals from around the world, and to other interested attendees. A recent AIPPI Webinar by the IP & Green Tech SC on similar issues attracted about 200 attendees.

This Webinar will focus on key WIPO GREEN efforts to promote investment, development, international awareness, and collaboration to achieve greater adoption of critical innovations and IP to address Climate Change and related environmental and social problems globally. For example, WIPO GREEN enables matches between green tech innovators and technology users and adopters in different and distant countries around the world. This is facilitated by WIPO’s deep experience, network and critical information resources, which WIPO GREEN is also further developing—while using digital technologies—to help users access its data and tools more quickly and efficiently.

The panel will include green tech and IP experts from around the world, including major patent authorities in certain key countries, multi-lateral and international organizations, and from industry and private practice.

The Webinar will also focus on key areas where Green Tech and the Digital Economy converge. This overlap is evident in areas like transportation (e.g., electric cars and self- driving cars), smart electrical grids, and the smart home—all of which may combine digital tech elements to create greater energy, and environmental, efficiencies. As WIPO experience shows, many less obvious but critical opportunities also arise, such as the use of micropayments to enable safe drinking water in poverty-stricken areas, for example.



Ms. Amy Dietterich

Director, Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Marion (“Amy”) Dietterich is the Director of the Global Challenges Division at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She has twenty years of experience in the fields of public health, water & sanitation, and governance, having worked with community-based initiatives, international non-governmental organizations, parliamentary bodies, global health partnerships, and United Nations institutions.

Ms. Dietterich earned her academic qualifications from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Bucknell University; her current portfolio at WIPO covers global health, climate change, and food security.

Mr. Yuki Shimizu

Director, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Mr. Yuki Shimizu is director of the Multilateral Policy Office, which is a section in the International Policy Division at the Japan Patent Office (JPO). After obtaining a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering at Kyoto University, he developed his career as patent examiner and administrative judge at the JPO. He has also a wealth of experience in policy planning based on his work at the Policy Planning and Research Division, Trial and Appeal Division, and Public Relations Office at the JPO. He lived in New York as a visiting scholar at Fordham Law and in Munich as a consul of Japan.


Ms. Cynthia Cannady

US-based IP strategy expert, Co-Founder, and Principal, IP*SEVA

Cynthia Cannady is a founder of an international network of IP professionals dedicated to collaboration in development of new energy technology, IP*SEVA. Her prior work experience includes service as Director of the Intellectual Property and New Technologies Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Vice President of Law for Manufacturing and Development, Apple Computer, and Partner, Fenwick & West. She is a member of the Bar of the State of California and holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

Mr. Yann Ménière

Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office (EPO)

Yann Ménière joined the EPO as Chief Economist in 2016. He has many years of extensive experience of providing economic insights into issues relating to patents, innovation and economic growth and contributes high-level expertise and analysis to public and expert forums on a regular basis. Yann led the chair on IP and Markets for Technology at MINES ParisTech where he was previously a professor of economics. He also lectured on the economics of IP at Imperial College London, the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and CEIPI. His research and expertise relate to the economics of innovation, competition and intellectual property.

Dr. Diego Boschetti Musskopf

Brazil (BR) National Institute of Industrial Property (BR INPI)

Dr. Musskopf’s credentials include: Architect and Urbanist (UFRGS / FAU / 2004), Master in Civil Engineering in the area of More Sustainable Constructions (UFRGS / NORIE / 2007), Doctor in Public Policies in the area of Innovation, Industrial Property and Development (UFRJ / IE / 2017), Specialist in Contemporary Public Management in the area of Business Process Management (UFRGS / CEAPC / 2019). He has served as Industrial Property Researcher in the Brazilian PTO since 2009 as a patent examiner, and as Manager of the Fast-track Task-force and deputy head of the Special Patent Affairs Service (SAESP).

Dr. Santanu Dasgupta

Senior Vice President, Head of Biology and Algae to Oil R&D Reliance Industries Limited


Dr. Dasgupta spent more than 30 years in Biotechnology research in various key leadership roles. Dr. Dasgupta has contributed significantly to the discovery of various biotech traits and led many breakthrough global agriculture biotechnology programs. Apart from being the author of more than 75 papers in several International journals, Dr. Dasgupta is also the inventor of numerous patents across various countries in the area of pathogen resistance in plants, drought tolerance gene expression, improved algae; high value chemicals, etc.




Mr. Pat Breslin
Vice Chair, Standing Committee on IP & Green Technology, IP valuation expert (AIPPI)


Patrick Breslin, founder of Breslin Consulting, is an economist and expert in intellectual property (IP), valuation, quantifying damages in IP disputes, R&D and technology finance and development, and other areas of economic and financial analysis. He has valued transactions for over 25 years in complex regulatory, litigation, and other dispute resolution contexts, often involving multiple country jurisdictions. He has analyzed and valued a range IP types, including patents, in energy- and green tech-related contexts. Mr. Breslin was also a technology business executive and managed an R&D team and IP portfolio as CEO of Relatable™ –an R&D-focused software and AI solutions provider.


Mr. Kevin Shipley

Chair, Standing Committee on the Digital Economy, Canadian IP lawyer (AIPPI)

Kevin Shipley is an engineer, patent agent, lawyer, trusted advisor and (self-professed) all-around good guy. As partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Kevin’s practice is focused on IP strategy and commercialization, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and IP planning. Kevin works with emerging and scaling companies in the recycling, water treatment and clean energy storage industries and is also experienced with large-scale freedom-to- operate projects and confidentiality and trade-secret matters. Kevin has provided support to a number of incubators and accelerators, and provides assistance with developing IP strategic plans, identifying commercially relevant innovations, and securing and leveraging IP assets for commercial advantage.

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