Introduction to the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

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Sean Flynn

American University - Washington College of Law; Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

Date Written: December 5, 2012

Abstract

The last weekend in August 2011, nearly 200 international intellectual property scholars and policy advocates gathered in Washington D.C. to “re-articulate the public interest dimension in intellectual property law and policy.” The meeting — christened the “inaugural Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest” — produced the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest. This introduction provides a brief overview of the genesis of the network that was assembled at the Congress and of the process used to create its Declaration.

Keywords: intellectual property, international intellectual property, public interest

Suggested Citation

Flynn, Sean, Introduction to the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (December 5, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2196546 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2196546

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