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Open Lecture Series on Intellectual Property for Commoning Medical Technologies and Tackling Present and Future Pandemic Outbreaks

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us an unprecedented impact in all dimensions of our lives. To tackle this situation, scientists and civil activists around the globe worked hard to bring an eventual cure to this pandemic – vaccines. Although the global community, along with the WHO, has fought for public production and equitable distribution of …

Webinar: Vaccine democracy and the role of local civil societies

COVID-19 brings about another inequality – vaccine inequality. As evidently revealed by figures of “39 million v. 25“, 39 million vaccine doses had been administered in high-income countries, low-income countries have been given only 25 doses. The Director General of the World Health Organization called this “a catastrophic moral failure”, but the reality is the …

Open Lectures on Intellectual Property for Commoning Medical Technologies

Intellectual property system purports to promote technological innovation and transfer of technology. However, the existence of IP system does not automatically guarantee the innovation and transfer of technology. Depending on the design and operation of IP system, it can either promote or hinder technological innovation. The transfer and dissemination of technology pledged by WTO members …