28 October 2020 // Protecting Confidential IP Advice

First broadcast on 28 October 2020

In this session on client-attorney-privilege, we cover a brief history of efforts around privilege in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United States; and internationally within WIPO’s Standing Committee on Patents and Group B+ to provide an effective system for protecting confidential IP advice from forcible disclosure. We also have an update on the work of Group B+ and the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents developments, the AIPPI resolution and FICPI’s work in this area.

We discuss thorny issues such as the typical lack of cross-border provisions for privilege and moves towards minimum standards of confidentiality and privilege.