Hart Auditorium

You are invited to attend a public panel discussion and reception in Hart Auditorium, Thursday, September 27th.

The Big Debate on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest & Opening Reception

Georgetown University  | 6:00-8:30 pm

Public Forum & Opening Reception: Does the Current Intellectual Property System Foster or Hinder Global Economic, Health, and Development Progress?

Today’s global intellectual property regime—a tangle of interlocking national, regional and global agreements—treats expanding exclusive ownership of technologies and literary and artistic works as vital to advancing creativity, economic development and medicines for today’s health needs. Is it working?

This public event brings together leading thinkers and policy advocates from across the ideological spectrum to ask these big questions, including in the context of global negotiations over trade and debates over Trump Administration policies.

Panelists include:

Dr. Gaelle Krikorian
Head of Policy, Access Campaign
MSF/Doctors Without Borders

Patrick Kilbride
Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ruth Okediji
Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Joseph Damond
Executive Vice President
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

With an Introduction by
Paul Ohm
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Georgetown University Law Center


This panel will open the 5th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest.


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