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UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines

UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines

If a medical researcher has a great idea, but no one’s around to invest in it, does it make a cure?

This classic ‘tree falling in the woods’ scenario sets the scene for a very important dialogue underway in the United Nations (UN) today with the creation of the UN’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines (UNHLP). Though the focus of the Panel is to remedy “policy incoherence” or “misalignment” between intellectual property and human rights, the Global Intellectual Property Center today took the opportunity to flip that line of thinking on its head.

Sustainable Development Requires Sustainable IP Protections

Sustainable Development Requires Sustainable IP Protections

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“Intellectual property rights encourage the investment in advanced manufacturing technologies… and help encourage investments in cleaner and more efficient energy options and other technologies that support both domestic and economic growth and sustainable development.”