Bern, Switzerland

Climate Change: Intellectual Property Law and Technology Transfer

online course
when 8 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1200

Effective climate change mitigation and adaptation requires the implementation of appropriate technologies in all countries concerned. Most of these technologies are protected by intellectual property rights, and dissemination depends upon the transfer and dissemination of technology. The course offers the foundations in law and economics of intellectual property rights, in particular patents and trade secrets, voluntary licensing and competition law, access to patent information and landscaping. The course discusses the transfer of technology to developing countries under the UNFCCC, the Paris Accord, trade rules of the WTO and investment protection. It explores the impact of the emerging principle of common concern of humankind. The course is of use to all in government and international organizations, NGOs, academia and private practice engaged in issues of climate change policies, development and transfer of technology and knowledge in particular to developing countries under the principle of shared but differentiated responsibility. The course is offered in hybrid form.

Course leader

Thomas Cottier, Zaker Ahmad, Kamran Houshang Pour and Jayashree Watal

Fee info

CHF 1200: The Summer Academy tuition fees do not cover costs such as meals, housing or local transportation.