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Upcoming Brown Bag Lunches at CPTech1621 Connecticut Ave., NW, #500 Washington, DC 20009

February 9, 2007. Brown Bag Lunch regarding The Third Session of the Provisional Committee on Proposals related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) in Geneva (February 19-23, 2007) with Paul Salmon (USPTO), David Carson (Copyright Office), Marla Poor (Copyright Office), Robert M. Watts (State Depart.) Suzanne Stoll (WIPO), Thiru Balasubramaniam (KEI), James Love (KEI)

Upcoming Meetings

February 19-23, 2007. The Third Session of the Provisional Committee on Proposals related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) in Geneva. (Report of the General Assembly WO/GA/33) which contains PCDA report and GA decision.

Archives of Brown Bag Lunches at CPTech

December 12, 2006. Michael Abramowicz "Michael Abramowicz on "Perfecting Patent Prizes"".
  • Summary of Michael Abramowicz's Presentation.
  • November 28, 2006. Bill Kramer. "Knowledge & Economic Development: Perspectives from a Bookseller Turned NGO Guy".

    November 16, 2006. "Next Steps and Strategies on Bilateral Free Trade Agreements".
  • Summary of FTA Session.
  • Martin Vaughan's highlights of the FTA session. Democrats Could Slow US Trade Deals But May Change Little On IP. IP Watch.
  • November 9, 2006. Peter Pitts: "Is a Medical Innovation Prize Fund Compatible with Patient-Based Evidence?".
  • Summary of Peter Pitts Presentation.
  • November 7, 2006. Noah Novogrodsky: "Compulsory Licensing in Ghana - the Continuing Barriers to Affordable Medicines".
  • Summary of Noah Novogrodsky's Presentation.
  • October 17, 2006. Thomas Pogge: Social Justice and New Approaches to Promoting Pharmaceutical Innovation.
  • Summary of Thomas Pogge's Presentation
  • October 10, 2006. Kevin Outterson: Patent Buy-Outs for Global Disease Innovation.
  • Summary of Kevin Otterson's Presentation
  • July 13, 2006. Heather Joseph: Discussion of Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006.

    April 25, 2006. Aidan Hollis: Uses of Prizes for Drug Development.

    April 18, 2006. Ellen 't Hoen: WHO debate on the executive board resolution EB117.R13 on a Global Framework for Essential Health R&D.

    April 5, 2006. Owen Barder: R&D Funding, Competition, Patents, Prizes and Markets.

    March 15, 2006. Sean Flynn: Excessive Pricing.

    February 16, 2006. Roundtable Discussion. Open Document Format (ODF), What's in it for Consumers?"

    February 7, 2006. Dr. Andrew Searles. A methodology for identifying and measuring the impact of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States (AUSFTA) on the price, supply and demand of pharmaceuticals in Australia

    Archives of Meetings

    December 4th thru 8th, 2006. Geneva. "Intergovernmental working group on public health, innovation and intellectual property".

    October 2006. Cambridge. Workshop on consumer and user perspectives on the benefits and risks of Open Document Format (ODF). TACD and the Berkman Center, Harvard.
  • Report on the ODF Workshop
  • July 19-20, 2006. Geneva. The Internet Governance Forum. Hosted with the South Centre and TWN.

    June 19-20, 2006. Paris. The Paris Accord: New relations between creative communities and consumers, Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue.

    March 20-21, 2006. Brussels. The Politics and Ideology of Intellectual Property,Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue.

    May 12-15, 2005. London. Consultation on proposed treaty on Access to Knowledge, Hosted by the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue.

    April 19, 2005. Washington, DC. Patents for Poets and Policy Wonks. TACD.

    February 3-5, 2005. Geneva. Experts Meeting on the WIPO Development Agenda and a Treaty on Access to Knowledge. Co-hosted with TWN and IFLA

    September 2004. The Future of WIPO, Sponsored by the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, Geneva.

    May 20-21, 2004. NY. Technology Development in the Life Sciences: Intellectual Property and Public Investment for Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture, Columbia University.

    April 5, 2004. Access to Essential Learning Tools, Ford Foundation. Meeting sponsored by TACD.

    December 4, 2003. NY. Access to Medicines and the Financing of Innovation in Health Care, Columbia University.

    June 24-25, 2003. The Role of Generics and Local Industry in Attaining the MDGs in Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines, World Bank.

    June 2, 2003. Washington, DC. June 2, 2003. Workshop on Key Issues in Improving the Accessibility to Drugs in Developing Countries, World Bank.

    April 29, 2003. Geneva. International Meeting on a Global Framework for Supporting Health Research and Development (R&D) in Areas of Market and Public Policy Failure.

    April 14, 2003. Washington, DC. Making Intellectual Property Law through Trade Negotiations? Intellectual Property Provisions of Proposed Free Trade Area for the Americas and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements. American University.

    October 31-November 1, 2002. Washington, DC. Workshop on the Impact of Intellectual Property Rules on Consumers of Health Care Services. TACD.

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