WIPO SPLT stalled

IP-Watch about the WIPO confrontation between Developing Countries and the B group.

The 10-12 April informal session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) was mandated by the October 2005 WIPO General Assembly to define a work programme for a formal five-day SCP meeting later this year. That meeting now will not take place.

Now the USA put forward USPTO's Michael S. Keplinger who would replace Rita Hayes.

“The USPTO [US Patent and Trademark Office] confirms that the US Administration has officially supported the candidacy of Michael Keplinger of the USPTO for a WIPO deputy director position,” said USPTO spokeswoman Brigid Quinn.