How IP Protections Can Bolster Technology Transfer and Commercialization Opportunities in Developing Countries

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Video Webinar, presented by the Bayh-Dole Coalition and BIO Ventures for Global Health

Event Summary

This panel discussed how R&D partnerships that protect intellectual property rights can build commercialization and manufacturing capacity in developing countries, making them full partners in collaborations that will create needed therapies and health solutions. With an emphasis on technologies to fight infectious diseases and diseases of poverty, the panel presented examples of successful licensing and collaboration between public and private actors and between institutions and businesses in developed and developing countries. Panelists discussed the pivotal role IP protections play in engaging public, non-profit, and private institutions and driving the development and deployment of new health solutions for low-to-middle-income countries.


Joseph P. Allen (Moderator)

Executive Director, The Bayh-Dole Coalition

Rosemary Wolson, LLB, MPhil
Director, University of Johannesburg Tech Transfer Office
Erik Iverson, LLM, JD

CEO, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

McLean Sibanda, PhD
Managing Director of Bigen Global
Former CEO of the Innovation Hub, South Africa
Richard Wilder, JD

General Counsel and Director of Business Development, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Petro Terblanche, PhD

Managing Director, Afrigen Biologics Ltd., Cape Town