This year marks a decade since developing countries were required to introduce TRIPs-compliant patent laws. This milestone presents an opportunity to reflect on what we have learned over this period, and what policy options might be explored going forward. Accordingly, Columbia University’s School of Public Health, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and the Ford Foundation are sponsoring a conference of leading academics, policy makers, and other stakeholders to bring together and discuss evidence on how TRIPs has been implemented in developing countries, the impacts it has had, challenges and concerns, and implications for policymakers in developing countries, developed countries, and for multilateral organizations. (See the Agenda tab, above, for a full conference program.)
The TRIPS@10 Conference will be held from November 16th to November 18th, 2010, at Columbia University's Faculty House. The Faculty House is located on Columbia University’s East Campus (near to 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue). This is just a 20-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan. (See the Logistics tab for directions).