Nuno Pires de Carvalho
Nuno Pires de Carvalho, a Portuguese citizen, is the Acting Director of the Intellectual Property and Competition Policy Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He has been in the WIPO Secretariat since 1999. He has worked in different areas of the WIPO Secretariat, including traditional knowledge and genetic resources and legislative assistance to developing countries. Previously he was counsellor at the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO), between 1996 and 1999. Mr. Carvalho was for twenty years (1976-1995) the in-house attorney in charge of industrial property matters of a Nippo-Brazilian steel company, USIMINAS, based in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He holds Master and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He is the author of many articles on industrial property, the most recent being From the Shaman's Hut to the Patent Office: In Search of a TRIPS-Consistent Requirement to Disclose the Origin of Genetic Resources and Prior Informed Consent, 17 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 111 (2005) and The Theorem of the Social Value of Patented Inventions and the Happiness Machine Patent Syndrome - Why society lets fundamental patents to be intensely attacked, Rev. Eletr. do IBPI no. 3, Dec. 2010, available at www.ibpibrasil.org. He has also authored a number of books on industrial property, such as The TRIPS Regime of Patent Rights, 3rd ed., Kluwer Law, 2010, and the TRIPS Regime of Trademarks and Designs, 2nd ed., Kluwer Law, 2010, as well as on antitrust law, such as Mergers and Acquisitions under Brazilian Law, Res. Trib., 1995 [in Portuguese] and The Trips Regime of Antitrust and Undisclosed Information, Kluwer Law, 2008.