New Reports On TRIPS And Tech Transfer, LDC Needs 14/05/2011 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate. Two new reports circulated in Geneva this week examine ways to improve technology transfer to least-developed countries (LDCs) as mandated under international intellectual property trade rules, and assessments of the intellectual property needs of LDCs in recent years. The reports are issued by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). They both relate to components of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The first, Meaningful Technology Transfer to LDCs: A Proposal for a Monitoring Mechanism for TRIPS Article 66.2, authored by Suerie Moon of Harvard University, is available here [pdf]. The second, LDC Needs Assessment under TRIPS: The ICTSD Experience (2007- 2011), is available here [pdf]. "New Reports On TRIPS And Tech Transfer, LDC Needs" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.