The Papers of William Owen Hennessey - Emeritus Professor of Law - Committies and Professional Activities

Emeritus Professor of Law, William O. Hennessey


  • Member, University President's Panel on Internationalization of UNH, 2010-2011
  • Member, Committee on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, Intellectual Property Owners, (IPO) Inc. (2008-present)
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, World Intellectual Property Organization Worldwide Academy, Geneva (2000- )
  • Member, Board of Patrons, Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices (MIHR 2007)
  • Delegate, ABA Section on Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO], Diplomatic Conference for the Conclusion of a Patent Law Treaty, Geneva, Switzerland, May 11- June 3, 2000
  • Delegate, ABA Section on Intellectual Property, WIPO Diplomatic Conference for the Conclusion of a Treaty Supplementing the Paris Convention as far as Patents are Concerned, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1991
  • Co-Chair, ABA-PTC International Patent Harmonization Subcommittee 1991-92, American Bar Association, PTC Section, Committee on International Laws and Treaties
  • Co-Chair, Int'l Education Subcommittee, (1993-1997) Int'l Trademark Ass'n [INTA], Education Committee -- "Intellectual Property Initiatives in the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas [FTAA]"
  • Chair 1989-1991 Legislative Advisory Subcommittee on Promoting New Hampshire Exports and International Trade, New Hampshire Senate Commerce Committee -- Assisting Clients in International Transactions-Basic Considerations Trade Regulation
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association and National Bureau of Asian Research (Advisor - Planning Committee) Joint Judges' Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Intellectual Property Chamber of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China, (to be held in Beijing China 28-29 May 2012)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies IP Journal (2011-present)
  • Supreme Court of the State of Vermont 2010-2011, Consultant, Admission to the Bar of Foreign Lawyers
  • Supreme Court of the State of New Hampshire 2006-2008, Consultant, Admission to the Bar of Foreign Lawyers
  • U.S. Dept. of State and USPTO, Consultant, Program on Intellectual Property Enforcement, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dakha, Bangladesh 17-23 July 2005
  • American Institute on Taiwan- Consultant, Judicial Training for Judges (Taipei) 2000
  • U.S. Dept. of State/USAID- Consultant, Moldova 2000, Togo 1994, China 1997
  • Asian Development Bank- Consultant, State Council of the PRC, 1999-2000
  • World Intellectual Property Organization - Consultant, China 1999, Czech Republic 1998, Egypt 1995, Guyana 1996, Jamaica 1997, Russian Federation 1999, Trinidad and Tobago 2001, 2009-2012, Uzbekistan 1997
  • Government of Indonesia- Consultant, Ministry of Int'l Trade & Industry, March 1996
  • World Bank Group, Intellectual Property and Global Food Security, 24-25 Sept 2001


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