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Brazil’s journey to a knowledge economy: the role of the national IP strategy



Sao Paulo


Anatole Krattiger

Founding Partner of Prisma Innovations LLC, he teaches IP management at Cornell University as Adjunct Professor, and previously served as a Director of the Global Challenges Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

Mark Schultz

Professor Mark F. Schultz is the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Endowed Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the Director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program at the University of Akron School of Law.

Marcos Nobrega

Post-doctorate from Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, from the University of Law of Lisbon, from Singapore Management University and from MIT. PhD and Master in Law from the Federal University of Pernambuco. Professor of law at the Federal University of Pernambuco.


Vladimir Fernandes Maciel

Coordinator Mackenzie Center for Economic Freedom

Philip Stevens

Executive Director at Geneva Network

Geneva Network and its Brazilian partner Centro Mackenzie de Liberdade Econômica co-hosted a webinar on 9th December exploring the potential for new Brazil’s National IP strategy to boost economic growth and promote access to knowledge-based goods and services.

  • Dr Anatole Krattiger, formerly of WIPO, who discussed the role of regulatory data protection in innovation and access to medicines.
  • Prof Mark Schultz of Akron University, United States, used his research to outline the need for modernisation of patent examination procedures.
  • Prof Vladimir Maciel of the Mackenzie Centre gave his perspective on how the Article 40 controversy is increasing uncertainty within the Brazilian IP system.
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Simultaneous translation available (English and Portuguese)