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Secretary General of INTERPOL, Ron Noble Gave Keynote At UNH Law Conference Feb. 19

UNH Alum Ronald K. Noble Among Experts Featured at Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals Symposium

The University of New Hampshire School of Law hosted an interdisciplinary symposium Feb. 19 and 20 focusing on the worldwide problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, a 1979 graduate of UNH, delivered the keynote speech, on the International Criminal Police Organization’s efforts to combat the problem.

Challenges to Fighting Pharmaceutical Crime Globally: INTERPOL's Perspective

Feb. 19-20 conference photos. (click on each photo to see it larger)

INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble delivered the keynote address at a symposium focusing on the global problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Combating pharmaceutical crime requires strong collaboration, said Secretary General Noble.

INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble delivered the Keynote Address at this symposium focusing on the global problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

"Combating pharmaceutical crime requires strong collaboration." said Secretary General Noble.

Secretary General Noble and Katherine Hedges, Editor in Chief of the UNH Law publication IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review. Dean of the UNH School of Law, John Broderick, Katherine Hedges, Editor in Chief of the UNH Law publication <em>IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review</em>, Secretary General Noble and UNH President Mark Huddleston.

Katherine Hedges, Editor in Chief of UNH Law's IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review and Secretary General Noble

From left to right: Dean of the UNH School of Law, John Broderick; Katherine Hedges, Editor in Chief of the UNH Law publication IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review; Secretary General Noble; and UNH President Mark Huddleston

Panel on Industry Perspectives of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

From left to right: Brian Donnelly, Ph.D., Director of the Americas Region, Global Security, Pfizer Inc.;  David S. Howard, M.B.A., Industry Fellow, Michigan State University Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) (Former Global Director, Product Protection, Johnson & Johnson); William S. Reid, Senior Director, Global Anti-Counterfeiting Operations, Eli Lilly & Co.

Panel on Industry Perspectives of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

From left to right: Brian Donnelly, Ph.D., Director of the Americas Region, Global Security, Pfizer Inc.;  David S. Howard, M.B.A., Industry Fellow, Michigan State University Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) (Former Global Director, Product Protection, Johnson & Johnson).

Audience members

Katherine Hedges, Editor in Chief of UNH Law's IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review

Audience watching the Secretary General's Keynote Speech - Challenges to Fighting Pharmaceutical Crime Globally: INTERPOL's Perspective

Shaun Vavra, Notes & Comments Editor of UNH Law's IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review

Brian Donnelly, Ph.D., Director, Global Security, Americas Region, Pfizer – Law Enforcement Approaches to the Battle Against Counterfeit Medicines

William S. Reid, Senior Director, Global Anti-Counterfeiting Operations, Eli Lilly & Co. – The Threat of Counterfeit Medicine

Audience members

Stephanie DelPonte, Article Editor, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review introducing a speaker.

Audience members

Robert S. Woodward, Ph.D., Forrest D. McKerley Professor of Health Economics, Departments of Health Management and Policy and Economics, University of New Hampshire - The Role of Risk Aversion in Determining the Demand for Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

 

Photos by Perry Smith, UNH Photographic Services.

ARCHIVED INFORMATION BELOW

The conference is the brainchild of third-year law student Katherine Hedges, who serves as editor in chief of the UNH Law publication IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review. Hedges and other student members of the publication worked with UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property to organize the event.

“We are hosting this symposium to explore the role of intellectual property law in combating the global issue of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, with a focus on how IP law intersects with other disciplines in order to address this problem,” Hedges said. “The symposium is a great opportunity for students to see how they can use their legal careers to collaborate with professionals in a variety of disciplines to solve problems.”

Secretary General Noble’s Feb. 19 keynote address will be followed by a daylong conference on the 20th. The first session, on public health perspectives, will feature Robert S. Woodward, the Forrest D. McKerley Professor of Health Economics at UNH.

The second session, focusing on industry approaches, will feature Brian Donnelly, Pfizer’s director of global security for the Americas region; William S. Reid, the senior director of global anti-counterfeiting operations at Eli Lilly & Co.; and David S. Howard, industry fellow at Michigan State University’s Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection and a former global director of product protection for Johnson & Johnson.

The final session, on legal issues, will feature Robert C. Bird, associate professor of marketing at the University of Connecticut, and Naresh Kilaru, of counsel to Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

“Counterfeit pharmaceuticals present a very real danger to public health that threatens not only corporations and intellectual property rights holders, but individuals everywhere,” said Professor Alexandra Roberts, the director of UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. “We are honored to partner with the student editors of IDEA to welcome INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble and our other extremely accomplished and knowledgeable panelists to host a conversation on this crucial topic.”

The symposium is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Both events are free and open to the public. The keynote address will take place in UNH Law’s Room 282, and the symposium will be held in Room 103.

A full schedule of events may be found here. For more information, or to register, please email ip.center@law.unh.edu.

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