World IP Day 26th April 2021

World IP Day 26th April 2021

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Kimani .F. Goddard is an experienced, Senior Intellectual Property Law and Policy Advisor. She has been a Senior IP Advisor for  more than 10 years, with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), specialising in copyright law,collective management of copyright, digital copyright law [technology law], and TRIPS flexibilities. Among her key policy projects is the WIPO Draft Guidelines on Assessing the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of Copyright Law in the Creative Industries (Economy). Additionally, she previously held the Senior Policy Advisor role, with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), contributing to EU and China copyright reform. Kimani holds a Master of Laws in International Law, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva Switzerland, as well as a Master of Research (quantitative) International Relations (Trade Policy) Keele University in the United Kingdom.

Kimani .F. Goddard is currently a PhD Fellow and Researcher at the Maastricht University Faculty of Law, where her research focusses on the treatment of explicit and implicit Intellectual Property clauses within International Investment Agreements (IIAs) and Investment Arbitration. Thesis Title:“Explicit and Implicit Intellectual Property Clauses in International Investment Agreements (IIAs): An Emerging Transnational Law of Intangible Property”. Kimani also engages in research within the Maastricht University Law & Tech Lab, where she is developing a series of case-study research papers under the project title “Knowledge Graphs of Biological Proprietary Rights: A Comparative Computational Analysis of Biopatent Data and Biodata ” a research project on “Mapping Biological Patents: Semantic Textual Analysis of Patent Rights & Patent Data in Comparison with Known Biological Data”. She is also a Research Fellow affliated with the World Trade Institute Bern University, where her forward-looking interests are concerned with the evolution of intangible property norms as a driver of global trade flows, and the future regulation of transnational intangible property systems and property rights in Lifedata and biological data.  Kimani Goddard is originally from the small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.

  • Intellectual Property and Sui Generis Intellectual Assets

  • Systems and Institutions of Intangible Property

  • The International Regulation of Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property Law Protection in International Investment Agreements and International Trade Law 

  • Copyright Law , Collective Management and Digital Copyright Law

  • Big Data, Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights

  • Patent Law, Information Technology and Sui Generis Property Rights in Biotechnology Innovation

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights

PhD:

 

IMPLICIT & EXPLICIT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS: FOUNDATIONS OF AN EMERGING TRANSNATIONAL LAW OF INTANGIBLE PROPERTY

RESEARCH PROJECT:

KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS OF BIOLOGICAL PROPRIETARY RIGHTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF BIOPATENT DATA AND BIODATA

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