US, India discuss IP-led solutions over global pandemic

In partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), The US Chamber of Commerce’s GIPC (Global Innovation Policy Center) and US-India Business Council, convened government and industry leaders for the final session of its 4th annual IP Dialogue. Although the global pandemic continues to affect millions, this year’s dialogue proved to be incredibly impactful, with intellectual property playing such a key role in efforts to study and combat the ongoing global pandemic.

Experts from the India’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States International Trade Bureau, the United States department of state, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative participated in the “IP Dialogue: Opportunities for US India Collaboration.” With other government, private, and academic experts. Participants are involved in intellectual property-related issues such as supporting the commercialization of intellectual property, challenges in the fight against the global epidemic, barriers to domestic innovation, and discussions on “next generation” intellectual property policies in the digital economy.

Patrick Kilbride, Senior VP of the US Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center said, “India has long been a hub for research, development, and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products—complementing similar work underway in the US. The IP Dialogue is a means by which these two countries can not only discuss shared goals but ways to get there.”

Nisha Biswal, President, US Chamber’s US-India Business Council Said,“Intellectual property protections undergird our modern economy—from the digital platforms we use to the content we enjoy and everything in between. The U.S. Chamber is excited about India’s plan to create a $1 trillion digital economy—and to assist in the exchange of best practices and knowledge, we host the US-India IP Dialogue.”

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