WTO, WIPO and WHO Examine Role of Patent Information in Access to Medicines

Media Article 2 Mar 2011

ICTSD’s Bridges Weekly reports on the recent symposium held by the WHO, WTO and WIPO to discuss the role of patent information and access to medicines. Tahir Amin, Director of IP at I-MAK who presented at the symposium highlighted “the complexity in the manner patent information is presented, which in turn requires excessive time and resources to be spent on patent information searches. As a result, he emphasized, patent offices need to re-define how they present patent information, so that it is in a form that is more accessible.” Full report here.

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