Successful interregional collaboration in the field of patents and health
Switzerland introduced two proposals concerning the field of patents and health, together with Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Canada, to the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP). Both proposals were taken up in the committee's Work Program on 6 December, resulting in a successful interregional collaboration between countries with frequently opposing stances in the often controversially discussed field of patents and health. This is an encouraging step for Switzerland and its co-sponsors.
The SCP is responsible for normative work in the field of international patent law. The complexities involved concerning the issue of patents and health is regularly discussed in the SPC.
Photo 1: Delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Switzerland (from the IPI: Beatrice Stirner, third from left)
Photo 2: Delegates from Argentinien, Brazil, Canada and Switzerland (from the IPI: Beatrice Stirner, third from left, and Reynald Veillard, second from right)
Daren Tang appointed as next WIPO Director General
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Tailor-made IP strategies – SEF4KMU virtual networking lunch on 4 June 2020
20.05.2020 | Law and policy
The USA welcomes the partial revision of the Swiss Copyright Act
28.04.2020 | Partners and initiatives
Young researchers convince experts with their projects
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions