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Audio: Attracting Investment through Intellectual Property Rights

March 10, 2009

AS/COA hosted a panel on intellectual property protection in Mexico and across the America in this launch of a report by Mexico City-based Fundación IDEA. Participants discussed how the current economic climate affects development of national-level intellectual property rights regimes, the correlation between intellectual property rights and innovation and high-end investment, and the prospects for moving the international intellectual property agenda forward in the absence of the success of the Doha Round and at a time when the trade movement appears diminished.

Panelists included:

  • Gabriel Kleiman, IP Regional Counsel for Canada and Latin America, Pfizer Inc.
  • Alberto Saracho Martínez, Executive Director, Fundación IDEA; Co-Author, IPR Protection: A Motor for Mexican Competitiveness
  • Maria Strong, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Jason Marczak, Director, Policy, AS/COA
  • Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly (moderator)

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