28 March 2022
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday the 29th of March 2022 at 11:00 London time i.e. 12:00 Brussels time, 13:00 Athens time. The speaker is Guido Cozzi, University of St. Gallen. The title of the talk is “Shall we fear a patent waiver? Not for Covid-19".
The paper can be found at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4015067
This webinar is free and open to all. The moderator is Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96479541729
Meeting ID: 964 7954 1729
Abstract: Shall vaccine patents be temporarily suspended? In a simple model, I reflect the essence of the debate on the Covid-19 patent waiver. The central message is that if the probability of imitating innovative vaccines is low, then a patent waiver would be harmless to future R&D. Conversely, a patent waiver would be undesirable if it is too easy to imitate future innovations.