Tuesday, May 1, 12:15 pm- 1:30 pm
Traditional Medicine or Traditional Knowledge is generally considered as the collective heritage of indigenous people or local communities.
In the last decades, local communities and mainly governments of developing countries, have demanded protection of what they consider their or, at least public, intellectual property. Some have even created digital libraries of such molecules, open for public use, to make sure, it will not allow patenting by unauthorized third party.
The session will involve legal, regulatory and economic aspects of both traditional knowledge and biodiversity
- Prof. Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law & Director, Technology Commercialization Law Program, Syracuse University College of Law
- Dr. Cynthia A. Webb, Senior Partner, Webb & Co.: Overcoming obstacles to patent protection for natural products
- Ms. Manisha Desai, Assistant General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company
- José Carlos Vaz e Dias, Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados
- Professor Ryan Abbott, University of Surrey.