CARLOS MARÍA CORREA February 2015
Argentine, born in Buenos Aires, on 14 October, 1949. Address: Monasterio 1138, Vicente López, Tel/fax 5411 47916047. E-mail: email@example.com
Lawyer (cum laude) University of Buenos Aires
Economist (Licenciado en Economía) University of Buenos Aires
PHD in law, University of Buenos Aires
Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Industrial Property and Economics (CEIDIE), Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires
Special Advisor on Intellectual Property and Trade, South Centre
Invited professor, University of Strasbourg and University of Turin
Director of the Post-graduate Courses on Intellectual Property, Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Centro de Propiedad Intelectual, Competencia, Consumidor y Comercio Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru.
Member of the Permanent Review Tribunal of MERCOSUR
Professor of the Master Program on Science and Technology Policy and Management, Center of Advanced Studies of the University of Buenos Aires
Chair of the Genetic Resources Policy Committee of the CGIAR
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP)
Member of the Advisory Council of the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program of Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto.
Director, IDRC Project on ‘Pharmaceutical Innovation, Incremental Patenting and Compulsory Licensing’
Academic director of the WHO-Ford Foundation project on Intellectual property rights and public health-Towards an intellectual property regime that protects public health and patients’ rights
Director of the “Innovation, Development and Intellectual Property Policy” project (Rockefeller Foundation), South Centre, Geneva (2004-2005)
Member of the FAO Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture (established by the Director-General in accordance with Article VI.4 of the FAO Constitution and Rule XXXV of the General Rules of the Organization) (2005-2007)
Academic Director of the Area of Industrial Law of the Project on National Juridical Digest, 2004-2005
Member of the External Scientific Resource Group on Globalization of the World Health Organization
Director of the Master Program on Science and Technology Policy and Management, Center of Advanced Studies of the University of Buenos Aires (1991-2004).
Director of the research project on diffusion of computer technology in small and medium enterprises in Argentina, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada) (1996)
Director of the research project on innovation and production in biotechnology in Latin America, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada) (19941995)
Director of the UNDP/UNIDO Regional Program on Informatics and Microelectronics for Latin America and the Caribbean (1991-1995)
Director of the research project on development of a national policy on software and computer technologies, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada) (1990)
Undersecretary of State for Informatics and Development of the Argentine national government (19841989).
Advisor, Secretariat of Science and Technology (1989)
Coordinator of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Intellectual Property of the Argentine Government (19871989).
Lawyer and private consultant, specialized in intellectual property, investment and negotiation of international transfer of technology agreements (1976-1984)
Legal Advisor. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (Registro Nacional de Transferencia de Tecnología) (1972-1976)
Participation in international commissions, panels and associations
Member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Technical Committee on the SMTA and the Multilateral System of the ITPGRFA.
Member of the WHO Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH) (2004-2005).
Member of the Priority Area Assessment Panel on Scientific data and Information of the International Council for Science (ICSU), 2003-2004
Member of the International Commission on Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) established by the government of United Kingdom (www.iprcommission.org) (2001-2002)
Member of the Steering Committee of the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) of IPGRI (Rome) (2005)
Member of the Commission of Jurists established by the Argentine national Congress (Law No. 24.967) for the preparation of the national juridical digest (Digesto Jurídico), 2002-2004.
Member of the Steering Group in charge of the preparation of the ‘Adelphi Charter’ on Intellectual Property, Royal Society of Arts, London (2004)
Advisor, Development Gateway, World Bank (2004)
Member of the UNDP Advisory Group of the Poverty Reduction Network (PRN) (2004)
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Science, Intellectual Property, and the Public Interest Project, Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (USA) (2002-2003)
Member of the Conseil d’Administration of the Association Internationale de Droit Economique, Louvain (Belgium)
Member of the Association on Teaching and Research on Intellectual Property (ATRIP)
Member of the Latin American Trade Network (Organization of American States, Washington D.C.)
Member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)
Member of the interdisciplinary panel of experts appointed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for the assessment of technologies that sterilize or reduce the agronomic value of second generation seed (“GURTS) (1998).
Member of the “Informal Panel of Experts Developing the global strategy for the management of farm animal genetic resources”, FAO, Rome (1999).
Member of the Steering Committee of the International Dialogue on Intellectual Property of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD)
Delegate of Argentina and Rapporteur of the Ad-Hoc Group of UNCTAD on the relationship between transfer of technology and investment (1993-1994).
Vice-president. Asociación Argentina para el Desarrollo Tecnológico, ADEST, Buenos Aires, 1988-1994.
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Course on International trade law (second term, 2003)
Courses taught at the University of Buenos Aires
International trade and the World Trade Organization (graduate).
Political economy of science and technology (post-graduate)
Economics of intellectual property (post-graduate)
Industrial Property Law (post-graduate, yearly since 1996)
WTO multilateral trade agreements (post-graduate)
Intensive Courses on Intellectual Property (post-graduate) (yearly since1999)
Course on Examination of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patents (CEIDIE, Faculty of Pharmacy and INPI) (2004)
Curso internacional "Derechos de propiedad intelectual y salud pública: hacia un régimen de propiedad intelectual que proteja la salud pública y los derechos de los pacientes" OMS/OPS/Ministerio de Salud de la Argentina/CIEDIE/Fundación Ford, Buenos Aires, 2006-2008.
Other teaching and training activities (see Annex I)
Senior researcher (category “A”) of the University of Buenos Aires
Member of the Steering Committee and researcher of the ESDAR/World Bank project “Genetic Resources Policy Issues” (1999-2000)
Co-director of the University of Buenos Aires research programme on legal, socio-economic and agronomic aspects of the diffusion of transgenic plant varieties in the Argentine agriculture (1998-2002)
Director of the University of Buenos Aires research program on the impact of patents on public health (1997)Director of the University of Buenos Aires research program on patentability standards for pharmaceutical patents
Publications (see ANNEX II)
Development of international law
Consultant to FAO for the negotiation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (1994-2001) and of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement (2002-2005)
Delegate of Argentina in the Uruguay Round negotiations of GATT (special focus on intellectual property rights) (1989-1991)
Member of the UNCITRAL expert group established for the drafting of the Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1990)
Delegate of Argentina in the negotiation of the Treaty on Intellectual Property in respect of Integrated Circuits (Washington, 1989)
Consultant to UNCTAD for the negotiation of the international Code of Conduct on transfer of technology (1979-1983)
UNDP (New York), several periods since 2008, intellectual property
UNCTAD, Geneva (several periods since 1977). Technology transfer, investment, intellectual property; currently contributing to the preparation of a handbook on intellectual property for trade negotiators.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science and Human Rights Program. Science, technology and public goods
Rockefeller Foundation, New York (1999-2004). Intellectual property and public health.
Commission of Macroeconomics and Health (WHO) (2001). Implications of patent protection in the area of public health.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (2002-2002) Contributions to the 2001 UNDP Human Development Report and on public goods and intellectual property.
PROCISUR Program (Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura)(1999). Intellectual property in the area of biotechnology.
World Health Organization, Geneva (1998-2011). Intellectual property, multilateral trade agreements and public health.
Junta del Acuerdo de Cartagena (1991, 2001). Reform of the regional intellectual property regime; patenting of second pharmaceutical indications.
Department for International Development (United Kingdom) (2000). Intellectual property and complimentary legislation.
FAO (several periods between 1994 and 2000). Development of an international regime on plant genetic resources.
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (1995,1998). Regulations on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna (several periods 1979-1996). Drafting of guides for transfer of technology agreements in the pharmaceutical sector, development of software and computer technologies
Inter- American Development Bank (1996). Intellectual property management in research institutions.
Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA) (several periods 1980-1996). Restrictive business practices in licensing agreements, intellectual property, economic value of copyright.
UNESCO (1994). University-enterprises relationships.
United Nations Center of Transnational Corporations (New York) (several periods 1984-1994). Transfer of technology, investment and intellectual property.
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) (1993. Drafting of a regional agreement for plant varieties protection.
Secretaría de Integración Centroamericana (SIECA) (1992). Implementation of the TRIPS Agreement in the Central American region.
Instituto de Comercio Exterior (Venezuela) (1991). Adviser on GATT negotiations in the area of intellectual property rights.
World Bank (1990). Privatization process of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales-YPF, Argentina.
International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries (ICPE, Ljubljana). (several periods 1979-1983). Consultancy services, joint ventures and transfer of technology.
Instituto para la Integración de América Latina (INTAL-Inter-American Development Bank), (1978-1984). Investment law, transfer of technology, intellectual property.
Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (1984). Industrial policies in Latin America.
Inter-American Development Bank-ECLAC program on Science and Technology for Latin America (1975-1976). Comparative law on technology transfer, industrial promotion, and intellectual property.
Other advisory activities
Government of Argentina, in WTO dispute settlement procedures on intellectual property (2001-2002)
Government of Canada, in WTO dispute EU-Canada Patent protection of pharmaceutical products (1999-2000)
Governments of Argentina, Spain, Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, India, Myanmar, Uruguay, Jordan, South Africa, Indonesia, Peru, Venezuela and China in areas of science and technology policy, transfer of technology and intellectual property (different periods, individually or under United Nations programs).
Ministries of Health of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in Free Trade Agreement negotiations with USA (2004)
Appointed (in different periods) as expert for the evaluation of research projects and activities of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI, Rome), SAREC (Sweden), COLCIENCIAS (Colombia),Universidad de Buenos Aires (Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica), Universidad Nacional de Luján, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica de la Nación, and CONICET (Argentina).
Member of the Scientific Review Panel of the Human Genetics Programme, for the preparation of ‘Genetics, genomics and the patenting of DNA’, WHO, 2004.
Member of the jury for the appointment of professors (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2002; Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento, 2003)
Chair of the Review Panel of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (2001)
Juror of the International Stockholm Challenge Award (1999-2001)
Advisor to the Review Panel for IPGRI (Rome, Italy) (2001-2002)
Bench judge of the 2003 Niagara International Moot Court (University of Toronto and the Canada-United States Law Institute), Toronto, March 14, 2003.
External evaluator for PHD candidate and tenure review, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 2004; Universidad de Barcelona (2012), Victoria University (New Zealand) 2013.
Evaluator of studies on intellectual property and pharmaceuticals commissioned by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), 2004
Reviewer of numerous papers and studies published by UNCTAD, UNIDO, WHO, QUNO, MSF, and other organizations
Evaluator of book proposals for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Edward Elgar Publishing, Universidad Autómoma de México, National Academies Press (U.S National Academies of Science), United Nations University, University of Toronto Press, Kluwer Law International.