On April 19th, Rodrigo Ouro Preto, ABPI’s general counsel, represented the association on the National Expression program of TV Câmara (Chamber TV), which discussed the issue of compulsory patent licenses. The federal deputies Igor Timo (Pode-MG) and Alice Portugal (PCdoB-BA), and Debora Melecchi, from the National Health Council, also joined the debate, which was presented by Maristela Sant’ana. Rodrigo Ouro Preto highlighted the need for investment in industrial capacity and biotechnology in Brazil during the debate: “Furthermore, it is essential to strengthening the patent system. Without the patent system, Brazil goes nowhere”.
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