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. 

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.

Professor Abbott is Executive Director of the Global Medicines Council, a non-profit organization addressing medicines innovation and access.

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Ryan Abbott


Ryan Abbott, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M., is Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is highly regarded for his scholarship, teaching, and professional activities related to international intellectual property rights and global health issues. Professor Abbott’s research has been published in leading legal, medical, and scientific journals.

Professor Abbott has worked as General Counsel and Medical Director of a mid-stage biotechnology company, and has been Of Counsel at law firms where he specialized in intellectual property litigation and transactional matters for pharmaceutical and medical device clients. He has served as a consultant for international organizations, academic institutions and non-profit enterprises including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Professor Abbott has also worked as an expert witness which has included testifying in U.S. federal court.

Professor Abbott is a licensed and board certified physician, attorney, and acupuncturist in the United States, as well as a solicitor (non-practicing) in England and Wales. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (M.D.) and the Yale Law School (J.D.), as well as a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Emperor's College (M.T.O.M.) and a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of California, Los Angeles (B.S.). Professor Abbott has been the recipient of numerous research fellowships, scholarships and awards, and has served as Principal Investigator of clinical research studies at the 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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