Prof. Yu to Speak on International IP Developments at National Academy of Sciences

November 23, 2015

Peter YuOn Dec. 11, 2015, Professor Peter Yu, co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, will share his perspectives on recent international intellectual property developments at a workshop at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Titled "National and International Intellectual Property Practices and Policies: Assessing the Impact of Political, Economic and Technological Pressures," the workshop will feature national leaders in the field. Specifically, it will focus on the impact of technological changes, social and political pressures and economic forces on the policies and practices surrounding intellectual property in emerging markets, such as Brazil, China and India.
Shortly before the workshop, Yu will visit the University of Helsinki and Hanken School of Economics in Finland. He will ​present "The Chinese Intellectual Property System at 35: Transplant, Transformation and What's Next" at their Legal Transplant for Innovation and Creativity Conference. The conference concludes a joint research project, whose book will be published in ​Yu's book series on Intellectual Property and Global Development (Edward Elgar Publishing).
​Yu will also deliver two lectures on the impact of the international trade and intellectual property systems on access to essential medicines. These lectures will draw on the research and insights from his book, The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines (co-edited with Dr. Obijiofor Aginam of the United Nations University and Prof. John Harrington of Cardiff Law School).