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Xavier Seuba

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg
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Xavier Seuba is Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg, France. At CEIPI he is Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager, and coordinates the CEIPI-BETA Project on the Law & Economics of Intellectual Property. He studied Law in Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) and, after completing a master degree and an Advanced Studies Diploma in International Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2003), he received his doctorate in 2008 from this university with the thesis Health protection and the international regulation of pharmaceutical products.He teaches courses in various European and American universities for graduate and postgraduate students on Public International Law, International Economic Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Human Rights law, and International Health Law. His areas of technical expertise include pharmaceutical policies and law, intellectual property law and technical standards regulation.In the area of intellectual property law, he predominantly works on issues related to patents and intellectual property enforcement. Xavier Seuba has advised several national governments on intellectual property and pharmaceuticals legislation, advising them on issues of policy design and in the context of free trade agreements negotiations.He has also been consultant for several international organizations, including the World Health Organization, the Panamerican Health Organization, the European Union (EBTC/ACC1Ó), the Interamerican Development Bank, the Central America Integration System, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.