S5 E6 – The Healing Power of Patents

Season 5 Episode 6
The Healing Power of Patents
Diseases like AIDS were once seen as a death sentence. Now, due to strides made in the pharmaceutical industry, this is not the case. The advancement of AIDS treatment, in addition to other medications, would not be possible without the vital protections of intellectual property rights. In this episode of Stroke of Genius, we are joined by Henry Hadad, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, former IPO President and current IPO Education Foundation board member. He will discuss the importance of upholding intellectual property rights in drug development and addresses misconceptions around the price of drugs. Henry also describes the impact of losing his uncle Paul Jabara to the disease and how this influenced his decision to pursue a career in drug development.