Moscow and St. Pertersburg, Russian Federation. IIPI Program Attorney, Kevin M. Reichelt presented a co-authored policy brief during the U.S.-Russian Experts Forum, a program sponsored by the United States Department of State and run by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). The conference comprised of U.S. and Russian experts representing diverse fields ranging from flu pandemic to energy policy to intellectual property, took place in Moscow on 6 November 2007. Following a brief address from the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, William J. Burns, the delegates dispersed to smaller discussion sections where each policy brief was presented and debated.

Mr. Reichelt co-presented with Professor Vyacheslav Gavrilov, Dean of the International Law Department of the Far Eastern State University, a policy brief addressing intellectual property protection and enforcement in the Russian Federation. IP protection and enforcement has recently dominated trade negotiations between the U.S. and Russian governments especially as it relates to intellectual property enforcement and Russia’s bid for WTO accession.

Following the Moscow conference, Mr. Reichelt traveled to St. Petersburg where he was scheduled to deliver two lectures at St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Law. Mr. Reichelt was graciously invited to participate on a panel of legal experts during the U.S. – Russia Joint Conference on The Rule of Law co-sponsored by People to People Ambassador Programs together with the Faculty of Law at St. Petersburg State University. Following the conference, Mr. Reichelt addressed students and faculty as a guest lecturer on international intellectual property protection and enforcement.

For more information on this conference, please contact Kevin M. Reichelt via email at