This event is now over

Event Details



The event is completely booked.  If you absolutely need a seat, please contact Kyle Jensen at


This is a 1-day workshop on IP, technology transfer, and innovation in the public sector with a particular focus on the new Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research & Development Act and corresponding regulations.   The event is co-organized by the University of Cape Town, the DTI, the USPTO, the non-profit PIPRA. The workshop features numerous expert speakers and panelists discussing various aspects of "the Act", but is also designed to encourage questioning and debate from the audience.

(Registration to the event is free and includes a networking lunch at Stonebreaker Restaurant as well as refreshments in the morning afternoon.  There is wireless internet access available throughout the Breakwater Lodge  premises src="/javascripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js?1284378054" type="text/javascript"> .  Limit of 2 attendees per company.)

These workshops are funded by the generous support of the USPTO's Intellectual Property Initiative.  If you are interested in attending the workshop, please use the form above.   Space is limited.



Schedule of events, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010


 Kyle Jensen - Director Information and Analysis, PIPRA

 Julian Kinderlerer - Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Cape Town University


8:30-9:15: The Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, comments and insights from  McLean Sibanda, Group Executive: Commercialisation (Technology Innovation Agency)


9:15-10:00: The Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, comments and insights from  Julian Kinderlerer, Professor of Law, University of Cape Town


10:00:-10:20: Break (Tea, coffee and confectionery) 


10:25-11:10: The U.S. Bayh-Dole Act: lessons learned in the commercialization of publicly financed research.  Alan Bennett, Executive Director, PIPRA & Professor, Univ. of California Davis


11:10-12:15: Expert panel with McLean Sibanda (TIA), Kitisri Sukhapinda (USPTO), Julian Kinderlerer (UCT), Coenraad Visser (UNISA), and Alan Bennett (PIPRA) -- Questioning & discussion from the audience.


12:15-1:30: Lunch at Stonebreakers Restaurant (complementary)


1:30-2:15: Changes in university IP management due to “the Act”: experiences from UCT.  Dr Andrew Bailey, IP Manager, Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services, UCT 


2:15-2:45: Challenges & opportunities for innovation in start-ups: Speaker TBD 


2:45-3:15: IP valuation for public sector research - Anthony Van Zantwijk (Partner, Sibanda & Zantwijk)


3:15:-3:35: Break (Tea, coffee & biscuits) 


3:35-4:05: Round table on Innovation in emerging economies. (5 min per speaker followed by questions from audience)  Madelein Kleyn (Oro Agri), Jocelyn Weber (AfricaBio),  Tobias Schonwetter (UCT).


4:05-4:35: Commercialization of non-patent assets in the public sector: Brand and trademark strategy. Darren Olivier, Bowman Gilfillan


4:35-5:15: Expert panel with Darren Olivier (Bowman Gilfillan), Kitisri Sukhapinda (USPTO), Julian Kinderlerer (UCT), and Alan Bennett (PIPRA) -- Questioning & discussion from the audience.



Kathy Bess
PIPRA Program Operations Assistant
University of California, Davis / Plant Sciences Dept.
Plant Reproductive Biology Bldg. / Extension Center Circle
Davis, CA 95616

Ph: 530-754-2162
Fax: 530-752-2278


Breakwater Lodge
Portswood Road
Cape Town, South Africa