CILC Hosts Conference on IP in the COVID-19 Era

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the California International Law Center (CILC) hosted an important and timely conference, “Intellectual Property in the COVID Era: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons for the Future.”

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, the scientific community has developed vaccines at a remarkable pace. The conference addressed the question of how to create broad access on a global scale to important scientific discoveries, such as COVID 19 vaccines, while also respecting intellectual property rights that have supported these timely scientific achievements. The speakers outlined the challenges from various perspectives and offered creative solutions for achieving global access while rewarding discovery and innovation that has a global impact.

Keynote speakers included UC Davis School of Law Professor Peter Lee; Chilean Congressman Giorgio Jackson; Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Professor Thana Cristina de Campos, and Universidad de Chile Lecturer in Science and Technology Professor Pilar Parada. Associate Dean and Co-Director of CILC Beth Greenwood was the presenter and Jorge Rojas, a lecturer at the Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law and Visiting Fellow at CILC, moderated the conference.

The Chilean Congress, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, School of Government, and Universidad de Chile Faculty of Law co-sponsored the conference.  The conference drew attendees from a worldwide  audience. 

A recording of the conference can be found on the CILC webpage.




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