XIX International AIDS Conference


THWS15 Overcoming Intellectual Property Barriers to Enable Access to Affordable Antiretrovials: Pricing and Patent Toolkits and Sharing of Successful Strategies from Brazil, India and South Africa
  Community Skills Development
Venue: Mini Room 7
Time: 26.07.2012, 14:30 - 18:00
Language:           English

Level:                  Intermediate

Target audience: Advocate, Physician

Seating limits:    100
Co-Facilitators: Judit Rius Sanjuan, United States
Mandeep Dhaliwal, United States
Michelle Childs, United Kingdom
Nonkosi Khumalo, South Africa
Leena Menghaney, India
Felipe Carvalho, Brazil
 
 
Enabling price reductions through generic competition is the most sustainable mechanism to ensure affordable access to antiretrovirals. But generic competition is threatened by new intellectual property (IP) barriers that extend pharmaceutical monopolies and keep drug prices high. Safeguards available in international law and used to mitigate IP barriers when public health needs exist are increasingly important. Drawing on new tools and case studies from South Africa, Brazil, and India, this workshop will empower participants to identify IP barriers and assess the impact on specific medical products. The focus will be on design campaigns to implement legal and policy actions, including compulsory licenses, patent oppositions, and stricter patentability requirements. Participants also will learn how to use various practical tools, including Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) new patent opposition database, and patent and pricing search tools, including the United Nations Development Program's patent methodology, and MSF's 'Untangling the Web of Antiretroviral Price Reductions'.

14:30
THWS1501
Introduction and learning objectives



14:35
THWS1502
Powerpoint
Overview of intellectual property law and public health safeguards


J. Rius Sanjuan, United States

14:50
THWS1503
Powerpoint
Why patent landscapes are needed and what tools do we have available: presentation of UNDP patent methodology


M. Dhaliwal, United States

15:00
THWS1504
Powerpoint
Presentation of MSF's untangling the web of antiretroviral price reductrions


A. Bozadjian, Switzerland

15:10
THWS1505
Powerpoint
Presentation of patent opposition database


F. Carvalho, Brazil

15:20
THWS1506
Powerpoint
Group exercise and discussion


L. Menghaney, India
F. Carvalho, Brazil
M. Di Giano, Argentina

16:00
THWS1507
Break



16:15
THWS1508
Powerpoint
The Indian experience: the use of patent oppositions and patentability criteria


L. Menghaney, India

16:30
THWS1509
Powerpoint
The Brazilian experience: the campaigns for access to efavirenz and lopinavir/ritonavir


M. Vieira, Brazil

16:45
THWS1510
Powerpoint
The South African experience: the campaign to reform South Africa's patent law


N. Hoboyi, South Africa

17:00
THWS1511
Discussion and closing


M. Dhaliwal, United States
M. Childs, United Kingdom

Powerpoints presentations
Overview of intellectual property law and public health safeguards - Judit Rius Sanjuan

Why patent landscapes are needed and what tools do we have available: presentation of UNDP patent methodology - Mandeep Dhaliwal

Presentation of MSF's untangling the web of antiretroviral price reductrions - Arax Bozadjian

Presentation of patent opposition database - Felipe Carvalho

Group exercise and discussion -

The Indian experience: the use of patent oppositions and patentability criteria - Leena Menghaney

The Brazilian experience: the campaigns for access to efavirenz and lopinavir/ritonavir - Marcela Vieira

The South African experience: the campaign to reform South Africa's patent law - Nokhwezi Hoboyi



   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


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