Addressing Global Health Inequities: An Open Licensing Approach for University Innovations

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Amy Kapczynski

Yale University - Law School

Samantha Chaifetz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Yochai Benkler

Harvard University

Zachary Katz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The article describes the current crisis in access to medicines in the developing world, the existing R&D gap, and the role of universities and other public sector research institutions in exacerbating or ameliorating these problems. It proposes that public sector institutions adopt "Equitable Access Licensing" in order to ensure that patients in low and middle income countries have maximum access to medical technologies originating in universities.

Keywords: humanitarian licensing, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, access to medicines, R&D, universities, public sector research

JEL Classification: I18, K33, L31, L32, O31, O32, O34

Suggested Citation

Kapczynski, Amy and Chaifetz, Samantha and Benkler, Yochai and Katz, Zachary, Addressing Global Health Inequities: An Open Licensing Approach for University Innovations (2005). Berkley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 20, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1323527

Amy Kapczynski (Contact Author)

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

Samantha Chaifetz

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Yochai Benkler

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Zachary Katz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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