The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned

Book launch for Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation In The Post-TRIPS Era, with author Burcu Kilic.

Nov 24, 2014 | 4:30-6:00 | Room 601

Live Webcast

Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Attorney Burcu Kilic will discuss her new book, Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation In The Post-TRIPS Era: Real-Life Lessons for the Developing World.

This timely book investigates the concept of innovation and illustrates the crucial role that patent strategies play within processes of pharmaceutical innovation. Drawing on extensive country and company case studies, it identifies the key issues relevant to the revival of local pharmaceutical industries. Based on an understanding of the post-TRIPS environment and case studies of national innovation strategies, it specifically addresses an important question – to what extent can lessons from national experiences be transferred to current policy developments for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry in a developing country context?

Panel

  • Sean Flynn, American University Washington College of Law, Introduction
  • Burcu Kilic, Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Project Attorney, Presentation
  • Walter Park, American University Department of Economics

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