On April 18, 2006 several members of the greater Pierce Law community participated in an important meeting held at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by The Centre for the Management of Intellectual Property in Health Research and Development (MIHR), the meeting “Intellectual Property Management Strategies to Facilitate Early Access and Global Health Benefits: Case Studies in Pandemic Influenza and Malaria” had the objective of exploring and discussing IP issues which impact the distribution of vaccines to developing countries, a topic of heightened worldwide importance given the potential threat of a global influenza pandemic. In an intensive one-day session, the diverse panel of world experts worked together to formulate a list of realistic, creative and dynamic IP management options for providing the poor of the developing world with access to critically essential vaccines.
Germeshausen Center Newsletter
Stanley P. Kowalski, "Pierce Law Participates in Pandemic Influenza Vaccine IP Management Meeting," Germeshausen Center Newsletter, Winter/Spring 2006 at 13 available at http://perma.cc/4UF5-9F9Z