[Ip-health] IP-Health courses at PIJIP Summer Sessiosn

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Thu Mar 28 12:44:57 PDT 2013

Enclosed is a list of courses of special relevance to lawyers or activists looking for in depth training on U.S. and international law relevant to IP and access to medicines debates. The courses are offered for ABA approved law school credit or a certificate of completion and there are discounts available for groups, NGOs and government workers. 


Intro to International IP, M Carroll (teaches the basics of the TRIPS framework)

Intro Int’l IP II Practicum, S Flynn (exercises on IP and FTAs, using TPP as the model)

International Technology Licensing Agreements, J Erauw (high level licensing course focusing on patents)

Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development, J DeBeer (teaches compulsory licensing law through a green tech lens) 

Pharmaceutical Regulation and Litigation Under Hatch Waxman, S Sukduang (teaches hatch Waxman law – the basics of where linkage rules come from) 

Pharmaceutical Patent Protection and Enforcement, Dupert et al (teaches US patent law on pharmaceuticals, here you learn where patent extensions, scope of patent issues, and other patent issues in many FTAs come from)

Networked Economies, Technical Standards, and Patent Pools (this is the law of the Medicines Patent Pool viewed from a technology industry context – major questions are how use rights and royalty payments are adjudicated). 


All of these courses are high level classes intended for law students or practitioners. They are open to foreign and US lawyers and students. The pharma courses are largely taught by top pharma industry lawyers, with guest lectures by generic industry representatives. 


More information and applications are available at http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/summer 

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