Tuesday, 21 October 2014
RSA: National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicines
here). An open letter to the President and the Minister of Trade and Industry was handed over to government representatives at the Summit. The letter is available in full here. The letter and summit remind us all once again of the urgent need to finalise the national IP policy and to thereafter effect some meaningful change to patent law. If I were to sum it [pun intended] up in one phrase, I'd say 'where is the national IP policy?'