Forum Accademico Italiano
in collaboration with Villa Vigoni
The debate about how to handle Covid-19-vaccines is gaining momentum again. In the face of production as well as delivery bottlenecks on the one hand and global demand on the other hand, there are renewed appeals/calls to temporarily lift patent protection on licensed vaccines.
Many decision/policy-makers agree on the urgent necessity to raise the production of the vaccine to stop the worldwide spread of the virus. Dissent, on the other hand, is spreading when it comes to the intellectual property rights.
The availability of, and the access to, medicines bring up ethical questions of social and geopolitical relevance.
– RA Gereon Rother
Specialized in patent law, KRIEGER MES & GRAF v. der GROEBEN, Düsseldorf
– Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dieter Birnbacher
Professor emeritus of philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and specialist in bioethics
– Pietro Refolo
Department of Healthcare surveillance and Bioethics
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome
RA Cornelia Yzer
Lawyer and Co-Head of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin
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