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April 26, 2011

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth Joins Tilleke & Gibbins

On January 4, Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth joined Tilleke & Gibbins’ Intellectual Property group as Of Counsel. Dr. Jakkrit is a renowned lecturer, author, and public servant.

As an esteemed expert on intellectual property rights and other related global issues, Dr. Jakkrit’s knowledge and advice has been sought after by organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Health Organization, the Ford Foundation, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Centre on Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Dr. Jakkrit has also sat on various Parliamentary committees and National committees at the request of the Thai government.

Dr. Jakkrit is both a legal practitioner and an academic, with teaching responsibilities in intellectual property law and other legal areas at the University of Wollongong in Australia.  He has penned authoritative texts on patent rights in pharmaceuticals, patent rights in developing countries, TRIPS and intellectual property, TRIPS and free trade, biotechnology, globalization, economic development, and geographical indications. Dr. Jakkrit also previously served as a visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Germany.

Dr. Jakkrit has returned home to continue to champion intellectual property protection as a member of the firm’s IP group. “As a global leader in academia and advocacy, Dr. Jakkrit brings to the firm extensive expertise in patents and other crucial aspects of intellectual property rights. Dr. Jakkrit will be an excellent addition to our IP practice,” said Darani Vachanavuttivong, Co-Managing Partner of Tilleke & Gibbins.

Dr. Jakkrit was educated at Ramkhamhaeng University (LL.B.), the University of Warwick (LL.M.), and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.). He is a member of the Thai Bar Association.