Initiative for Medicines, Access, & Knowledge

I-MAK is a team of lawyers and scientists increasing access to affordable medicines by making sure the patent system works.

We at I-MAK believe:

  • The patent system was designed to balance innovation in medicines and the dissemination of new treatments to society.
  • The current patent system disproportionately represents and upholds private interests over the public good. This can and must change.
  • Such change should be informed by patients' needs.
  • Armed with the best evidence, our lawyers and scientists are giving the public a voice in a system that impacts their health and lives.

We are a U.S.-based not-for-profit group working globally.