Innovation is to thank for many of the medicines, treatments, and technologies that help save lives and save the world on a daily basis. From insulin to water treatment, there are innovations everywhere that help make the world a better place.
This last year has certainly been one that no one could have seen coming. Intellectual property has played an integral role in the technology used to protect, treat and prevent Covid-19. Patent protection of innovation is typically a standard part of the innovation lifecycle. But, should that be the case during a pandemic or should the “typical” processes be waived for the better of the world.
A hot topic of the moment is the petition by South Africa and India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive most of the protections in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement and whether this is helping or hurting innovation. During this webinar, we will dive into this topic and provide more context based on the deep insight provided by the patent analytics available in LexisNexis® PatentSight®.
Brian Arthur Pomper
Partner, Akin Gump
Assistant General Counsel, IP, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Dr. Sarbani Chattopadhyay
Founder and CEO, IPWatchdog
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