Events Archive


First Meeting of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health
5 - 6 April
Geneva, Switzerland

The Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health held its first meeting on 5 – 6 April at the World Health Organization in Geneva.


Conference on Intellectual Property and International Public Health
8 - 10 October 2003
Washington, DC, United States

This conference will explore the relationship of the patent system to new drug development, the relationship of patents to the pricing of new drugs, the differences in the markets for patented drugs among developed countries, the relationship of publicly funded research to new drug development, possible solutions to the problem of providing drugs to patients in poor countries, and the role of patents in research directed at medicines needed in developing countries.

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