Invitation to e-Waste Recycling Technologies Patent Landscape Report Launch

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been mandated to prepare patent landscape reports in areas of particular interest to developing and least developed countries, such as public health, food security, climate change and environment. For that purpose, WIPO is developing in cooperation with interested external partners, such as institutions from member States, intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations, the scope of each report.

The e-Waste Recycling Technologies Patent Landscape Report was prepared in the context of collaboration of WIPO with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report aims at providing patent based evidence on the available technologies and the patenting trends in the area of electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and material recovery, while it is intended to provide background and supporting information to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment under the Basel Convention and complement the Guideline on Material Recovery and Recycling of End-of-Life Mobile Phones and the Guideline on Environmentally Sound Material Recovery and Recycling of End-of-Life Computing Equipment.

You are cordially invited to the launch of this report, with

Welcome Remarks

Kerstin STENDAHL, Deputy Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Presentation of the Report

Patent Information Section, Access to Information and Knowledge Division, WIPO

Discussion on Current Trends of e-Waste Management

Alexandre DELACOUX, Director General, Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)
Isabelle BAUDIN, Waste Management Section, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Moderation and facilitation: Joe BRADLEY, Head, Intergovernmental Organizations
and Partnerships Section, Department of External Relations, WIPO

Fairtrade coffee will be available from 9.45 am

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