On March 2, the Intellectual Property Colloquium welcomed Dr. Liza Vertinsky, an Associate Professor of Law at Emory University, to discuss one of her works-in-progress. Professor Vertinsky's paper is entitled "Patents, Partnerships, and the Pre-Competitive Collaboration Myth In Pharmaceutical Innovation." In it, she discusses the promise and problems of public-private partnerships as a promising paradigm for pharmaceutical innovation, specifically in complex disease areas such as Alzheimer's. Professor Vertinsky argues for a statutory patent fair use regime, with the possibility of compensation to patentees, to encourage more robust participation and knowledge sharing in public-private partnerships tackling such complex problems.
The Intellectual Property Colloquium is a seminar course in which visiting speakers come to St. John's to present their in-progress research and discuss it with St. John's students and faculty. Learn more about studying IP at St. John's.