The Doctrine of Exhaustion and the Parallel Importation of Medicines

October 27, 2020

Complicating factors in patent enforcement are the different approaches adopted by developed and developing nations in addressing the doctrine of exhaustion of IP rights and the related concept of parallel trade.

Co-hosts Lisa Pensabene, head of O’Melveny’s Life Science Litigation practice, and Lisa Jakob, Managing Counsel, Trademark Group for Merck, will lead a panel discussion who will address recent legal developments related to the exhaustion doctrine and their impact on trade and access to medicine.


  • Daniela Fasoli, Simões Intellectual Property (Brazil)
  • Juanita Acosta, Dentons (Colombia and Andean Community)
  • Teresa Summers, Summers Law Group (US/Canada)
  • Louise Jonshammar, AWA Sweden AB (Europe)
  • Anne Gustavsson, AWA Sweden AB (Europe)
  • Carolina del Rio, Dentons (Chile and Mexico)
  • Raquel Flanzbaum, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay)


Tuesday, October 27
11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Via Webinar (details will be provided to registrants)


To reserve your space, please contact Danielle Calhoun.

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