The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The Global Congress provides a forum for advancing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies that balance the needs of creators and the public.  The event brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for three days of discussion, sharing, and planning. Major recurring topics include emerging concepts of digital rights, access to medicines, transparency and accountability in intellectual property policy making, open models of science and education, and the growing role of trade agreements in shaping the global knowledge economy.
The Assembly is a founder and co-organizer of the Global Congress.  Four Congresses have been held in Washington (2011), Rio de Janeiro (2012), Cape Town (2013), and Delhi (2015).  The fifth will be held at American University in Washington DC in 2018.



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