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 Demystifying Intellectual Property

Demystifying Intellectual Property

IP for an Innovative and Creative Economy with Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization

The Harvard Kennedy School Business & Government Professional Interest Council and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are excited to host Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO, for a discussion on intellectual property (IP) for an innovative and creative economy.

WIPO is the global forum for IP services, policy, information, and cooperation and a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states. Topics to be discussed include global IP trends, the role of IP and WIPO, the new vision at WIPO, IP commercialization, IP and youth, and more. Students will get the interactive experience with the opportunity to directly speak with Director General Tang during the Q&A!

The event will be moderated by Christopher T. Bavitz, WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education at Harvard Law School.

Open to all Harvard and MIT students. School email address will be asked to verify.

Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, began his six-year mandate as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on October 1, 2020. Prior to his appointment as WIPO Director General, he served as Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), driving the strategic transformation of IPOS in support of Singapore’s innovation-based economy.

Between 1997 and 2012, before joining IPOS, Daren Tang held different legal positions within the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. In 2016, he received the Public Administration Medal from the Prime Minister's Office Singapore for outstanding efficiency and competence in the service of his country.

Daren Tang is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Law, Honors) and the Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Laws, Distinction). He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is fluent in English and Chinese.

Past Event
Thursday, April 21, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

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