World Intellectual Property Organization

Access to Medicines: Patent Information and Freedom to Operate

A Joint Technical Symposium by WHO, WIPO and WTO

Geneva, February 18, 2011 at the WHO Headquarters, Geneva

(preceded by a Workshop on Patent Searches and Freedom to Operate, February 17, 2011, at WIPO, Geneva)

 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time Topic
14h00 – 17h00 Workshop on Patent Searches and Freedom to Operate

 

Friday, February 18, 2011

08h30 – 09h00 Registration of Participants
09h00 – 09h30 Opening Remarks
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General PDF, Opening remarks, Chan
    World Health Organization (WHO)
     
  • Francis Gurry, Director General
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
     
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General PDF, Opening remarks, Lamy
    World Trade Organization (WTO) 
09h30 – 10h45 Session 1: Access to Medicines, Patent Information and Freedom to Operate – the Context
  • Access and information needs from a public health perspective
    Speaker: Zafar Mirza, WHO PDF, Access to Medicines, Patent Information and Freedom to Operate – the Context, Mirza
     
  • Linking empirical data to policy processes: strengthening the base for policymaking on access to medicine
    Speaker:  Antony Taubman, WTO PDF, Linking empirical data to policy processes: strengthening the base for policymaking on access to medicine, Taubman
     
  • Managing intellectual property for access PDF, Managing intellectual property for access, Krattiger
    Speaker: Anatole Krattiger, WIPO

Discussion

Moderator: Hans Hogerzeil, WHO

10h45 – 11h15 Break
11h15 – 13h00 Session 2: Patent Information and Freedom to Operate: Methodologies and Sources of Information – Case Studies
  • The patent status of medicines on the WHO model list for essential medicines PDF, The patent status of medicines on the WHO model list for essential medicines, Kowalski
    Speaker:  Stanley Kowalski, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Comments: Richard Laing, WHO PDF, The patent status of medicines on the WHO model list for essential medicines, Laing
  • Understanding the patent status of Antiretroviral Drugs – a Medicines Patent Pool/WIPO collaboration PDF, Understanding the patent status of Antiretroviral Drugs – a Medicines Patent Pool/WIPO collaboration, Hoen
    Speaker:  Ellen 't Hoen, Medicines Patent Pool
     
  • Global patent landscape on patenting activities in the field of vaccines PDF, Global patent landscape on patenting activities in the field of vaccines, Friede
    Speaker:  Martin Friede, WHO
     
  • A freedom to operate analysis of dengue vaccines. The comparative role of IP in achieving access PDF, A freedom to operate analysis of dengue vaccines. The comparative role of IP in achieving access, Mahoney
    Speaker:  Richard Mahoney, International Vaccines Institute 

Discussion 

Moderator: Konji Sebati, WIPO

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch Break
14h30 – 16h00  Session 3: Practicalities of Patent Information Use – Gaps and Needs
  • Overview of patent information resources: WIPO experiences on legal status information PDF, Overview of patent information resources: WIPO experiences on legal status information, Mailänder
    Speaker:  Lutz Mailänder, WIPO
     
  • Access to medicines: patent information in pharmaceutical procurement
    Speaker: Sophie Logez, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria PDF, Access to medicines: patent information in pharmaceutical procurement, Logez
     
  • Using patent information in managing practical access scenarios
    Speaker: Tahir Amin, Intellectual Property Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK) PDF, Using patent information in managing practical access scenarios, Amin 

Discussion

Moderator: Mathias Schaeli, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

16h00 – 16h30  Break
16h30 – 17h45 Session 4: Panel Discussion:  Strengthening the information base for access to medicine strategies –  taking stock of experience and charting future directions

Panelists:

  • Rajiv I. Modi, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Eric Notegen, IFPMA / F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. 
  • Gitanjali Sakhuga, UNICEF
  • John Kabare, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

Moderators: Anatole Krattiger, WIPO and Antony Taubman, WTO

17h45 – 18h00  Closing Session

Speaker:  Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO

Moderator:  Johannes Christian Wichard, WIPO
 

 

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  • Summary and Key Issues Summary and Key Issues of the Symposium on Access to Medicines, Patent Information and Freedom to Operate, February 2011

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