The incumbent directs, supervises and reviews the work of a team that provides legislative and policy assistance to Member States in the design and implementation of their legislative framework in the area of patent law. The assistance provided also covers utility models, trade secrets, and integrated circuit layout designs. The role further includes contributing to the ongoing revision of the methodology of legislative and policy advice.
The main role of the incumbent is to manage the work of the Section with supervisory and review authority, and to conduct autonomous legal research and analyses on various legal issues related to patents, utility models, trade secrets, layout designs of integrated circuits and directly linked areas of technology law. The duties extend to providing legislative and policy assistance in the form of balanced and tailor-made advice to Member States, including review of legislative drafts and providing draft provisions or recommendations on policy options to requesting Member States. The role comes with the task of monitoring and developing the methodology of providing such assistance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will perform the following principal duties: