Panel Discussion at the Institute for Legal Informatics

The Intellectual property system is at the center of the innovation–growth nexus, so the WIPO 2015 in its Report “Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth”. However is it sufficient? And what about Human Rights?

This question will be explored by our international panel, giving us insights from a German, Indian, UK-European, and US-European Perspective. Accordingly, one view will proceed from the assumption that the present IP system, while it has its benefits, merits a conceptual review, since it may give rise to conflicts, e.g. when IP owners can limit the distribution of inventions of wide societal importance such as a cure for cancer or a software which has become a de facto industry standard ...

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