Thu Apr 26, 2007
NYC EVENT: Achal Prabhala on Intellectual Property, Human Rights, and Public Health in India, Apr 30, 2007 @ 4:00pm
On Monday, April 30, 2007, Fordham Law School will be hosting Achal Prabhala, an activist and journalist from India. Achal has been working on a variety of projects linked to patents and public health issues with the Lawyer’s Collective and the Alternative Law Forum in India on a series of recent challenges to the Indian Patent Act. In one high profile case that has far-reaching implications for the intersection between intellectual property and public health, a Swiss pharmaceutical company is appealing the rejection by the Indian Patents Office of its application for a particular cancer drug — raising questions about whether property rights should limit public health considerations.