Maximiliano Santa Cruz - ASIPI Buenos Aires 2016

Maximiliano Santa Cruz

Moderator - INAPI - Chile

Curriculum Vitae

Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile -INAPI-. Since 2016 he chairs the Working Group of the PCT, considered the backbone of the international patent system and also chairs the Group of Experts of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), an organization established and supported by the UN in 2010 to improve access to medicines and appropriate technologies for people living with HIV in developing countries.

Between 2005 and 2009 he dealt with IP issues in the Mission of Chile before the WTO and WIPO, and was elected as Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents of WIPO for two terms. Previously, between 1999 and 2004, he was an IP negotiator in Chile´s FTAs with the European Union, USA, EFTA and Korea, among others. He is a lawyer of the University of Chile and holds an LL.M. from the University of San Francisco, California. He is a professor of intellectual property at the University of Chile and the Catholic University and has numerous publications on the subject.

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