Xavier Seuba

Xavier Seuba is Associate Professor of Law, Academic Coordinator, Judicial Training Manager and Director of the Diploma on Patent Litigation at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, University of Strasbourg.

He is also Coordinator of the CEIPI-BETA Project on the Law and 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.

He has authored numerous papers, articles, book chapters and books in his areas of expertise.

Key competences:

  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Human Rights law
  • International Health Law

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Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI)
Université de Strasbourg
5, Rue Schiller
BP 67000 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel: 00 33 3 68 85 84 61
e-mail: xavier.seuba@ceipi.edu