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18:00 - 19:30 6 April 2011

Do patents incentivise or inhibit innovation? A scientific and legal panel discussion


Beveridge Hall | Senate House (link Map)
Malet Street | London |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sydney Brenner, 2002 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Professor Sir John E. Sulston, 2002 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, Chair of Institute for Science, Ethics & Innovation, University of Manchester
Professor Salvador Moncada, Director, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law, UCL
Patrick Vallance, Senior Vice President, Medicines Discovery and Development, GlaxoSmithKline

This debate will explore whether current patent legislation assists or is a barrier to innovation. Nobel Laureates, Directors of Research Institutes, a Court of Appeal Judge and a member of a pharmaceutical firm will debate the current issues.

Chaired by Joshua Rozenberg (Presenter of BBC's Law in Action).


Lisa Penfold
+44 (0)20 7679 1514 | lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk


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