Please join us for a seminar on trade and patents.
The value added created by Europe’s trade is far higher in IP-intensive sectors than elsewhere. Yet the same sectors also tend to be neglected when key priorities of trade and commercial policy are established. Furthermore, for many IP intensive sectors, the effective exclusivity granted by patents have gradually been eroded, and now they are at risk of being more eroded still. An idea drafted by the European Commission suggest that a new export waiver should be introduced in the system of Supplementary Patent Certificates, a policy intended to restore patent terms for products that have required long market approval processes.
Would an export waiver materially improve Europe’s exports – or do they risk lower high value added output?
Would they come with dynamic effects that could include higher prices in Europe?
Keynote address by Christofer Fjellner, Member of the European Parliament and its International Trade Committee
Doris Schernhammer, Associate Director, Corporate Affairs Europe, Eli Lilly & Company
Maarten Meulenbelt, Partner, Sidley
Dr. Matthias Bauer, Senior Economist at ECIPE