In today’s economy, innovation is the main driver of economic growth, employment and competitiveness. Therefore, the TTIP Agreement negotiations between the EU and the US should be dedicated to maximizing innovation in the two regions, concentrating specifically on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property. Join us at this breakfast briefing where Mr Jessen will give a keynote speech on ‘European Innovation fitting into the Global Economy’ in order to find out more on the latest developments in the area.
Anders C. Jessen works at DG TRADE in the European Commission as Head of Unit for Public Procurement and Intellectual Property. Since assuming this position on 1 October 2010 he has been in charge of the office in DG TRADE responsible for trade related IPR matters in relation to all third countries. The office for example represents the EU in WTO/TRIPS Council as well as in the G8 and OECD for IPR relevant files. The office is also responsible for bilateral trade matters in relation to public procurement.
Prior to joining the Commission Anders C. Jessen worked for seven years in the private sector, where he practised law with two of the leading law firms in Copenhagen, Denmark, in corporate practise with a focus on transactional work and litigation. He has represented the Commission before the European Court of Justice, the European Court of First Instance, and the EFTA Court and he has represented the EC in different international fora such as the WTO (Council for Trade in Services (CTS) and its subsidiary bodies), the TRIPS Council, and the OECD (OECD Working Party of the Trade Committee) and in negotiations with third countries in relation to trade in services, IPR and procurement. He co-chairs the IPR Dialogues or Working Groups that the EU has set up with Brazil, China, Russia, Thailand, Argentina, and the USA. He is also the lead negotiator for the procurement negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Anders C. Jessen holds a Candidatus Juris (cand.jur.) degree from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Master of Laws Degree from Duke University School Of Law, USA.
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