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Patent Law and Access to Heatlhcare

In January, 2015, the Intellectual Property Society teamed up with the Law and Medicine Society for a program about Patent Law and Access to Healthcare. Between both groups, there were about 50 students in attendance.

The program started with a brief video summarizing the opposing arguments—i.e., stronger IP rights vs. access to healthcare—as well as the complicated TRIPs (Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) agreement.

Following the video, Professor Holte and Professor Schultz spoke briefly, in order to facilitate the discussion between students. Although brief, the event was informative for students interested in medicine and intellectual property.