Professor Graham Dutfield on Intellectual Property

Over the past month Professor Graham Dutfield has travelled across Europe and the US delivering public lectures and presentations around one of his main research interests; intellectual property.

On March 20 Graham delivered an invited public lecture at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, on ‘Intellectual property, food security, and rural development’.

After a journey to the United States, he then gave a presentation at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan in a Symposium on Patents, Social Justice, and Public Responsibility on March 27. The title of his presentation was ‘Intellectual property and traditional knowledge: Personal reflections on the biopiracy debate, 1988-2017’.

Graham then closed his trip with a presentation on March 31 at the Texas A&M University School of Law as part of its Conference on Intellectual Property and Global Development: 50 Years after Stockholm. The title of his presentation was ‘Is patent law harmonising or diverging? The case of medical patenting’.

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