Is product patent protection necessary in developing countries for innovation?
R&D by Indian pharmaceutical companies after TRIPS

An ICTSD/UNCTAD Roundtable

Palais des Nations, E-Building, Room XXII, Geneva
9h30 - 12h00, Thursday 11th October 2007

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) are pleased to invite you to a roundtable dialogue exploring the relationship between product patent protection and pharmaceutical R&D in India. Coffee and croissants will be provided.

The roundtable will commence with a presentation by Professor Sudip Chaudhuri of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Professor Chaudhuri has published extensively on TRIPS and India's industrial history, and held consultancies with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Industrial Development Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India, the Government of India and several state governments in India.

Discussants Mr. Sunjay Sudhir, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India and Mr. Eric Noehrenberg, Director, International Trade and Market Policy, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), will prompt an informal roundtable discussion. We hope you will be able to participate to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas and contribute your experience and expertise to the dialogue.

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