International IP and Access to Pandemic Treatments

Global Digital Encounters

Encounter 3

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
4pm-5pm CEST

Encounter 3

International IP and Access to Pandemic Treatments

Global Digital Encounters



The 2020 Health Crisis deeply changes perceptions on IP, i.e. how IP is /will /might /should be reshaped in the post-crisis world? This encounter brings due accent, from an international IP perspective, to discovery of diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines and access to covid19 treatment, and lessons we can learn /guess / propose for the future Post-Crisis IP .



Meet the Panel

Prof. Rochelle DREYFUSS

New York University


Cambridge University

Moderator: Prof. Laurent MANDERIEUX

Bocconi University


International IP and Access to Pandemic Treatments

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About our Speakers

Rochelle DREYFUSS (CV)

Pauline Newman Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, co-Director of NYU’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, and the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge for 2019-20.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and was a co-Reporter for its Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes.  She was a consultant to the US Federal Courts Study Committee, the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and the Federal Trade Commission.  She served on the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society and National Academies Committees on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation, on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, and on Science, Technology, and Law.  Her writings include A NEOFEDERALIST VISION OF TRIPS: BUILDING A RESILIENT INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYSTEM (Oxford University Press 2012) (with Graeme Dinwoodie); BALANCING WEALTH AND HEALTH: THE BATTLE OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN LATIN AMERICA (Oxford University Press 2014) (edited and partly co-written with César Rodríguez-Garavito), and papers on patent law, procedural law, international intellectual property law, and the impact of investor-state dispute resolution on intellectual property rights.


University Reader in International and European Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of King’s College. In Cambridge, Henning is Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law and a Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He also holds positions at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany) and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (McGill University, Montreal). For 2018 and 2019, Henning held a visiting professorship at the Australian National University (Canberra). For 2016 and 2017, Henning had been elected as Distinguished Senior Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki (Finland). Henning’s research and teaching focuses on international intellectual property protection and development issues, world trade and investment law, as well as on interfaces amongst legal orders in international law, including transnational law set by private actors. Next to a recent monograph on international IP protection (OUP, 2016), Henning has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals, NGO policy papers and research handbooks. He frequently teaches international IP Law at specialised IP Master Programmes around the World. Henning has advised international organisations, NGOs as well as developing- and developed country governments on international IP, WTO and investment law issues and has worked as a legal expert for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on IP and development on several occasions.


Professor of Intellectual Property Law at L. Bocconi University of Milan, Italy, Member of the Directorate Board, Bocconi LL.M in Law of Internet Technology, Director, Bocconi Summer Schools in Law, Chair, European IP Teachers’ Network, Coordinator, Transatlantic IP Academy and is invited Professor / Lecturer of Intellectual Property Law in Universities and Training institutes in many countries of Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. In addition to his IP teaching, numerous Publications, and IP research activities at Bocconi, one of the most prestigious and high-ranked Universities in the European Union, Laurent Manderieux is Senior Intellectual Property Expert for various international Organisations and governments. He was for many years Official and Senior Official at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland: in particular, as Head, WIPO Public Affairs and Media Relations, he took care of training and information for government officials, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and business circles (in this capacity he prepared training material and IP publications, and made up to 100 presentations per year). Before joining WIPO, he also worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Rome, Italy; and at the European Union in Brussels. Over the last two decades, he wrote numerous publications and studies, and undertook international projects for the EU, the EPO, UNDP, UNCTAD, WIPO, IDLO, OIF, and various Governments. In this context, visited some 140 countries. He works in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and German. For further information contact:

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