Government Use of Patented Inventions – Implications for COVID and Beyond

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Government Use of Patented Inventions - Implications for COVID and Beyond
Start date Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:30 PM
End date Tuesday, July 7, 2020 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £73.20 (Includes £12.20 VAT)
Member £49.20 (Includes £8.20 VAT)

Synopsis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated a lot of discussion around the issue of national governments rights to use patented technologies in dealing with public health emergencies. This webinar provides an analysis of national government’s powers to make use of patented inventions. 


The speakers will examine the situation in three jurisdictions: Canada, where the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act (Bill C-13) received Royal Assent on March 25, 2020; the United Kingdom, where Government use of patented inventions is already part of the Patents Act; and South Africa, which has been very successful in bringing about pricing changes and increased distribution of medicines through use of an active citizenry, skilful interpretation of the Constitution.