[Ip-health] Prof Letter Draws Kirk Response

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Thu May 10 08:24:47 PDT 2012

Yesterday, we sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Ron
Kirk, signed by over 30 legal scholars, criticizing the decision to
cancel full day stakeholder presentations for the current round of
negotiations being held in Dallas, Texas, and calling on the
administration to "reverse course" and work to expand participation and
transparency in the negotiation. The letter specifically called for Kirk
to work to give the general public the same rights to see US proposals
in the negotiation as cleared corporate advisers now have. 


The letter received an immediate response from the Ambassador, which we
reprint below with a brief response from us.




An editorial describing the letter and response has also been posted on





Sean Flynn

Professorial Lecturer and Associate Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

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