Time of Event

9:00-11:10 Tokyo time


Innovation is crucial to resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth and prospects for early COVID-19 recovery in Asia and the Pacific. Patents are essential tools for driving innovation in the region, incentivizing innovators with certain exclusive rights and fair returns, and disclosing information on new breakthroughs to the public. However, creating a strong patent system that can ensure the integrity of innovators' work is highly costly and will require greater prioritization of intellectual property policy and resource mobilization.

Cohosted by ADBI, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), this workshop will examine the role of patents in in enabling innovation and COVID-19 recovery in Asia and the Pacific. Session 1 will discuss patent-innovation dynamics and ways to improve patent systems for innovation-driven growth. Session 2 will describe cost-effective patent institutions and information systems, and best practices for enhancing the region’s patent regimes.

  • Highlight synergies between patents and innovation and how patent systems can promote COVID-19 recovery
  • Exchange policy experiences and best practices for boosting patent regimes and international cooperation and governance
Target Participants
  • Policy makers from ADB member economies and researchers and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Greater understanding of how patent development can strengthen innovation and recovery after COVID-19
  • Intensive dialogue and network building between policy makers and experts Presentations featured during the workshop will be uploaded on the ADBI website
  • Korean Intellectual Property Office
  • United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAsian Development Bank

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