June 30, 2009. KEI brownbag on Access to Medicines & IP in Brazil

At KEI Washington, DC offices.
When: Tuesday June 30, 2009
Time: 12:30-2:00pm

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
1621 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Tel +1 202 332 2670

Matthew Flynn, a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of
Texas at Austin, will be presenting some of his dissertation research on
Brazilian pharmaceutical policies. The topics include Brazil's use of
compulsory licenses, the Bolar Exception, and production of
anti-retrovirals in public laboratories. Matthew holds a Masters of
Science in Sociology from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor
of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He has written
extensively about Brazil as a journalist and academic. More
information on his work can be found here.

Daniel R. Pinto is the First Secretary of the Embassy of Brazil in
Washington, DC, and will be presenting on intellectual property and
access to medicines in Brazil. Daniel was born in Rio de Janeiro, where
he earned a B.A. in Business Administration. After a diversified
professional experience, including eight years in the banking industry,
he joined the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations in 1999. He worked
in the Dispute Settlement Division, handling Brazil's disputes at the
WTO as well as negotiations with Canada and at the OECD over export
credits for civil aircraft. He was assigned in 2006 to the Embassy of
Brazil in Washington, D.C., where he is in charge of intellectual
property, civil aviation and other bilateral issues.