Professor Lietzan lectures at World Intellectual Property Organization summer program

On June 12, Professor Erika Lietzan delivered a lecture on intellectual property in the life sciences sector as part of the WIPO-CPIP Summer School. This exclusive two-week summer course provides a deep dive into IP law and policy for students, professionals, and government officials from around the world. Professor Lietzan explained what makes intellectual property law and policy different in the life sciences, provided a tutorial on the basics of new drug approval and the patent and data exclusivity provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Amendments, and then talked about hot issues relating to life sciences IP, focusing on adequate incentives for incremental innovation, and the complexity of competition in the new drug marketplace.