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Philanthropy and intellectual property

Access to drugs for developing countries

Moderated by Jacques de Werra Professor at the Law School of the University of Geneva

Friday, 13 march, 2015
9:00 - 12:00
Uni Mail, room R290

Under the chairmanship of Professor Jacques de Werra, a panel of experts coming from leading institutions (including international organizations, research foundations and the pharmaceutical industry) will discuss the topic of philanthropy and intellectual property from the perspective of access to drugs for developing countries: how can intellectual property (in particular patents) be used for a philanthropic purpose ? Presentations by the panelists will be followed by a debate and a discussion on various aspects of this challenging topic, such as trends and good practices.


Peter Beyer, Senior Advisor, Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property World Health Organization
Esteban Burrone, Head of Policy, Medicines Patent Pool
Yuan Qiong Hu, Legal and Policy Advisor, Access Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières
Anatole Krattiger, Director, Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization
Bernard Pecoul, Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
Corey Salsberg, Head International IP Policy, Novartis International AG


09:00 - Welcome address and introduction
09:15 - Presentations by the panelists
10:15 - Coffee break
10:45 - Debate and discussion
12:00 - End of the conference


Presentations in English (no translation provided)

Registration and Venue

Registration required before Tuesday, 3 March 2015

University of Geneva, Unimail, Room R290
Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1205 Geneva

6 février 2015