A Human-Centered Approach to Health Innovations: Reconciling Intellectual Property with Human Rights

A Human-Centered Approach to Health Innovations:
Reconciling Intellectual Property with Human Rights


Workshop Agenda


October 29, 2022

9:00-9:15         Thomas Pogge and Peter Yu: Introductory Remarks

9:15-9:55         Joshua D. Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law: Duties, Obligations, IP, and the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications

9:55-10:35       Emmanuel Kolawole Oke, Senior Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, Edinburgh Law School: Patent Rights, the Right to Health, and the WTO’s Dispute Settlement System (via Zoom)

10:35-11:15     Aidan Hollis, Professor of Economics, University of Calgary: Human-Centered Health Innovation: An Economist’s Perspective

11:15-11:30     Coffee Break

11:30-12:10     Ana Santos Rutschman, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law: The Role of Technology Specificity in Promoting a Human-Centered Approach to Medicines During Transnational Public Health Crises

12:10-12:50     Cynthia M. Ho, Clifford E. Vickrey Research Professor and Director, Intellectual Property Program, Loyola University Chicago School of Law: Recalibrating Trade Secrets Impacting Health to Promote Human Rights (via Zoom)

12:50-2:00       Lunch

2:00-2:40         Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law Emerita and Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, New York University School of Law: Human Rights in a Technological Age: The Right to Participate in Science

2:40-3:20         Peter K. Yu, Regents Professor of Law and Communication and Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University: Can the Right to Science Reduce the Tensions Between Intellectual Property and Human Rights?

3:20-3:35         Coffee Break

3:35-4:15         Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and Director, Global Justice Program, Yale University: When Do Monopolies Violate Human Rights?

4:15-4:55         Chidi Oguamanam, University Research Chair in Sustainable Bio-Innovation, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Global Knowledge Governance, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa: Of Rights and the Benefits of ‘Scientific’ Innovation in Health: Pragmatic Policy Pathways for Indigenous and Local Communities (via Zoom)

4:55-5:35         Genevieve Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney: Recognising Children’s Rights in Human Centred Approaches to Health Innovation (via Zoom)

Sunday, October 30, 2022

9:00-9:40         Brook K. Baker, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law: Human Rights to Health, Medicines, and the Fruits of Scientific Research in the Pre-Access Phase

9:40-10:20       Jorge Contreras, James T. Jensen Endowed Professor for Transactional Law and Director, Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah: Open Biology 2.0—COVID-19 as a Catalyst for Renewed Interest in Open-Source Biomedical Research

10:20-11:00     Srividhya Ragavan, Professor of Law and Director of India Programs, Texas A&M University School of Law and Swaraj Paul Barooah, Managing Editor, SpicyIP: Public Health in a Post-Pandemic World—Need for an Accountable Approach? (via Zoom)

11:00-11:10     Coffee Break

11:10-11:50     Mark Eccleston-Turner, Senior Lecturer in Global Health Law, School of Global Affairs, King’s College London and Michelle Rourke, CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University: Purchasing the Right to Health with Virus Samples—The Rhetorical Appeal of Access and Benefit Sharing

11:50-12:30     Diane Desierto, Professor of Law and Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame: Title TBA (via Zoom) Saturday-Sunday, 29-30 October 2022

September 11, 2022