Part of the ANU College of Law Visitors Seminar Series series
ANU College of Law is delighted to welcome on campus Professor Peter Drahos (ANU RegNet / European University Institute), a highly esteemed professor of intellectual property and theory.
In this seminar, he examines three decades of the history of patents and pandemics that begins with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and TRIPS. This history demonstrates that the patent system is itself a huge source of risk when it comes to managing the risks of pandemics. From this history ten core lessons are extracted. The central message of the paper is that developing countries will have to focus on collaborations among themselves with the aim of building a wide base of rich manufacturing experience in the production of medicines and therapies. They can expect no priority of treatment under the present patent-mediated response to pandemics.
Please register if you intend to join as light catering will be organised.