She holds a PhD in Law and Social Sciences from the Law School of the Universidad de la República - Montevideo Uruguay (UDELAR). She is a specialist in Science, Technology and Innovation Management graduated from Universidad General Sarmiento (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Since 1995 she has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses at UDELAR - School of Chemistry in the areas of Pharmaceutical Law, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property. She was a consultant on Intellectual Property issues for the Presidency of the Republic during the Uruguay - USA negotiations between 2006-2007 and for the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) between 2008 and 2012. Since 2003 she has been advising on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer issues in different fields of technology from the law firm OPH Estudio Jurídico.
Jorge holds a Master of Law and a Doctorate in Civil Law, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the National University of Costa Rica. He is an international jurist in biodiversity law and legal aspects relating to access and benefit sharing, and a professor in the graduate program in law at the University of Costa Rica. Jorge is a legal advisor to the National Institute for Biodiversity in Costa Rica, a consultant, and lead counsel for biodiversity at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL).
Carlos studied economics and obtained a Doctor of Laws from the University of Buenos Aires. He is Executive Director of the South Centre (Geneva) and a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Industrial Law and Economics (CEIDIE) of the University of Buenos Aires. Carlos is a Guest Professor at the Universities of Strasbourg and Turin. He has been a consultant to UNCTAD, UNIDO, FAO, SELA, ECLAC, WHO, the Board of the Cartagena Agreement, IDB, the World Bank, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the South Centre and other regional and United Nations agencies on intellectual property, development and technology transfer.
Valentina studied law at the University of Buenos Aires. She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the American University (Washington, DC) and a Doctorate in International Law from the University of Buenos Aires. She is currently the Academic Secretary of FLACSO Argentina, Director of the Program of Rights and Public Goods and Academic Director of the Master's Degree in Intellectual Property at FLACSO Argentina. Valentina teaches International Economic Public Law and Intellectual Property at the University of Buenos Aires and at FLACSO Argentina. She gives classes and lectures as a guest at other national universities and centers as well as at foreign universities.
Calixto Salomão Filho is a Full Professor at the University of São Paulo Law School since 2002 and Professor at the Institut d´etudes politiques de Paris (Science Po) since 2.007. He has been a visiting professor or fellow in different institutions (Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationals Privatrecht of Hamburg - visiting fellow – 1991/1992 and 1993); Yale Law School (visiting professor, 2.017, visiting fellow, John M. Olin Fellowship for Studies in Capitalism, 1998- 1999); and Harvard Law School (visiting scholar, 2.003) and is currently member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. He has written on topics as antitrust, regulation, corporate law, patent law, economic law and law and development.
After studying law at the University of Buenos Aires, Mariano was awarded a Master of Laws by the George Washington University Law School. He is a full professor of Commercial Law and a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Industrial Law and Economics (CEIDIE) of the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a member of the Board of Directors, representing the faculty, and Secretary of the Department of Economic and Business Law at the University. He has served as a consultant to the IDB, UNCTAD, WIPO and the Government of Peru. He has worked on technology transfer issues, especially in the pharmaceutical field, and the legislative and regulatory implementation of the intellectual property provisions of free trade agreements.
Ana María holds a Master of Laws and a Doctorate from the University of Augsburg (Germany). She is IP Expert for the IP Key Latin America Project financed by the European Union. She teaches courses in master and doctoral programs at various Latin American and European universities. Besides being an international consultant in the field of intellectual property, Ana María is a Partner at the firm Pacón & Schiantarelli Abogados. She has been President of the Intellectual Property Chamber of the INDECOPI Court. She also has been consultant for international organizations such as the WIPO .
Patricia Peck studied law at University of São Paulo. She holds a PhD at International Law at the same University and is the founder partner and CEO of a Attorney Office with more than 100 lawyers with more than 20 years of practice in Brazil. She is currently Council Member at Brazilian Data Protection Authority (CNPD-ANPD) and President of the Special Comission of Privacy and Data Protection at OAB/SP. Awarded with 5 Military Medals. Author of 33 Books on Law and Technology. She gives lectures and classes as a guest at national and foreign Universities.
Marcelo studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and was awarded a Master of Laws from Queen Mary University (London). He is Director of South-South Cooperation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Senior Advisor at WIPO. He has advised several countries and organizations in intellectual property matters.
Clemente is a full Professor at the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) with a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He acts as consultant for several international organizations. In 2019 he was designated by President Duque of Colombia as one of 42 members of the Colombia Council of Experts to work on the development of science, technology, and innovation in the country. His areas of research include organization theory, innovation, science and technology.
Senior Professor, 1972-2020 and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Competition, Consumer and Trade, Graduate School of Business, Universidad ESAN. He teaches macroeconomics, innovation and intellectual property, industrial organization and free competition, finance and banking risks, financial markets, business and government, consumer law, international rules of markets in the world, public policies to govern, management and environmental sustainability. Author of a dozen books and about 100 academic articles published in international journals. Researcher Carlos Monge Medrano II. Co-author of the Evaluation of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Global Technical Assistance Program, Geneva (2011).
Pedro studied law at the University of Chile with postgraduate studies at New York University, Europa Institute (University of Amsterdam) and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva). He is an international consultant on trade and intellectual property issues. He is recognized by his peers for his outstanding influence on the design and implementation of public policies. He has collaborated with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 1973 and in the period 2013-2018 he collaborated with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) leading the joint program with UNCTAD on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development, Innovation and Technology.
Maximiliano holds a degree in law from the University of Chile and an LL.M. from the University of San Francisco. He directed the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) in Chile. During his years in Geneva, he chaired the Standing Committee on Patents (SCP) and the Working Group of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and was Vice-President of the Standing Committee on Trademarks (SCT) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He was also a negotiator of the intellectual property chapters in Chile's Free Trade Agreements with the European Union, the European Free Trade Area, Korea, the P4 and the United States. He is one of the three arbitrators in the dispute on intellectual property and technology transfer between the United States and China at the World Trade Organization and he is a consultant to the IDB, the EU and the WIPO.