Partner R. Danny Huntington will be a speaker at a Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) webinar titled "IP Aspects of Drugs and Vaccines Against COVID-19" on May 26, 2021.
The pandemic has created a global emergency. Thanks to a number of factors, vaccines have been provided in an unusually short time. Patents have played a very important role in COVID-19 vaccine development and have boosted research, stimulating investments.
In spite of this, some states and a number of NGOs deem patents a hindrance to a fair distribution of vaccines around the world, especially in developing countries, and are lobbying in favor of a waiver to patent rights.
In this webinar, speakers from Italy, Brazil, South Africa, the U.S., and India will present the point of view of the government and of the IP profession in his/her respective country.