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IP Program Lecture: Cryptic Drug Patent Reform

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University of Illinois College of Law and the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Room 215 (Faculty Lounge), College of Law
Feb 23, 2023   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
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Cryptic Drug Patent Reform

Thursday, February 23, 2023
4:00 p.m.
Room 215, College of Law

Featured Speaker
W. Nicholson Price, II
Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School

If a statute substantially changes the way patents work in an industry where patents are central, but says almost nothing about patents, is it patent reform? We argue the answer is yes – and it’s not a hypothetical question. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) does not address patents, but its drug pricing provisions are likely to prompt major changes in how patents work in the pharmaceutical industry. Drug patent reform, a longtime priority for activists and scholars, may in fact have already happened.

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