Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Prof. Matthews speaking on patents and competition policy at IP congress in Nashville

13 May 2019

Professor Duncan Matthews will be speaking at the 38th Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) in Nashville on 27 August 2019. He will be presenting his research on 'The Interface between Patents and Competition Policy in the Pharmaceutical Sector: Implications for Access to Medicines.'

The theme of this year's congress is: Recreating Copyright Law, Redesigning Design Law, Resourcing Trademark Law, and Reinventing Patent Law. According to the message from the President of ATRIP the congress will, "...discuss  both  the  consequences  of  changing  primary IP rights and whether adding secondary rights to the core of primary rights is a good idea, and if so when and how."