Frederick Abbott

Frederick M. Abbott is president and executive director of Nova Worldwide Consulting. Prof. Abbott is a senior professor at Florida State University College of Law. He regularly serves as a consultant to multilateral organizations, governments, inter-governmental and nongovernmental organizations. He also provides expert advice to industry associations, and has served as an expert consultant for a number of law firms. Prof. Abbott is active as an administrative panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center. In addition to teaching at FSU College of Law, Prof. Abbott is Co-Director of the Executive Course on Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and Global Public Health for the Global Health Programme of the Graduate Institute|Geneva.

Professor Abbott has extensive experience in advising public and private sector organizations with respect to international trade and intellectual property matters. His professional career began in the private sector where he became a partner in a major San Francisco based law firm, advising global enterprises on international trade, intellectual property and business matters. He assisted with the opening of the firm's Silicon Valley branch office in the early 1980s. There he advised a range of enterprises ranging from startups to large-scale manufacturers on intellectual property and business matters, including extensive work in technology licensing.

Professor Abbott entered academia in 1989. He has since served as a consultant in intellectual property and trade matters, with a focus on the public health and pharmaceutical sectors, regional and bilateral trade agreements, as well as environment related issues. He has published widely in these areas. Many of his publications are available at There is also a complete curriculum vitae at that Internet address.


Ryan Abbott



Ryan Abbott, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M., is Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School and Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has served as a consultant on health care financing and regulation, intellectual property, and public health for international organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises including the World Health Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization. Professor Abbott has published widely on issues associated with health care law and intellectual property protection in legal, medical, and scientific peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Abbott is a licensed physician, attorney, and acupuncturist. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Yale Law School, as well as a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Emperor's College (MTOM) and a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of California, Los Angeles (BS). Professor Abbott has been the recipient of numerous research fellowships, scholarships and awards, and has served as Principal Investigator of biomedical research studies at University of California. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a member of the California and New York State Bars.


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