HDR Confirmation Presentation: Teddy Henriksen - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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HDR Confirmation Presentation: Teddy Henriksen

We would like to invite you to attend the Confirmation Presentation of Teddy Henriksen, a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the School of Law and Criminology.

Thesis Title: Biosimilars: Are Current Australian Pharmaceutical Patent and Related Protection Mechanisms Appropriate?

When: Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 1pm - 2pm

Where: Via Zoom (Meeting ID: 953 0030 8566) or SD-1.2.03

There has been much commentary on the imminent wave of patent expiries of the first wave of biologic pharmaceuticals. It is estimated around US$194 billion in sales of biologics will come off patent between 2017 and 2022. These expiries represent opportunities for biosimilars to enter the market in direct competition with the patent-expired biologics, increasing biosimilar market share. Set against this backdrop a discussion around biosimilars and intellectual property protection – particularly patents and related rights – is imperative and timely. Further, the unique nature of biologics and biosimilars means that existing intellectual property regimes may not be appropriate for biopharmaceuticals. Indeed, there is a dearth of scholarship around biologics, biosimilars and patents in Australia. Therefore, this thesis aims to address several questions relating to biosimilars, patents and related rights in Australia.