Trade agreement praised and panned
Science Magazine - 10/06/2015
The details are not yet clear, as the TPP wording has not yet been made public. But Brook Baker, a law professor at Northeastern University in Boston, says the agreement likely includes provisions covering patent term extensions to compensate for regulatory and patenting delays and patenting of new uses of known medicines. “With the higher IP protections obtained in the TPP, it will be harder for developing country members to develop their own local capacity,” says Baker, who is on the board of the Health Global Access Project, which advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS.