Philip founded Geneva Network in 2015.
His main research interests are the intersection of intellectual property, trade, and health policy. Formerly he was an official at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he worked in its Global Challenges Division on a range of IP and health issues.
Prior to his time with WIPO, Philip worked as director of policy for International Policy Network, a UK-based think tank, as well as holding research positions with the Adam Smith Institute and Reform, both in London. He has also worked as a political risk consultant and a management consultant.
He is a regular columnist in a wide range of international newspapers and has published a number of academic studies. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Durham University (UK).
He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Malaysia.
Mr Odon’s imagination allowed him to look at an old problem in new way. But the long road to commercialisation has required cooperation, investment and perspiration — and that is where intellectual property rights have been key.
To ensure modern trade and investment can continue on non-discriminatory terms for everyone, the WTO should put Intellectual property first.
Según un estudio de Libertad y Progreso y Geneva Network, la Argentina es el país con el peor marco de protección al derecho de propiedad intelectual entre los países del G20, Este es un claro obstáculo para la llegada de inversiones y el desarrollo de la industria del conocimiento.
Una protección adecuada de la propiedad intelectual será clave, especialmente para las pequeñas empresas que son la espina dorsal de la mayoría de las economías. América Latina cuenta con los cerebros para hacer realidad esta visión.
The Innovate4Health project tells the exciting story of people who are solving the world’s biggest health challenges with innovation. The innovations we have profiled have focused on local inventors, meeting local challenges.
For middle-income countries looking to diversify their economies and graduate to high-income status, IPRs are more important today than at any other point in history. Using compulsory licenses to achieve public health objectives is short-termist, anachronistic and counterproductive in the long run.
Much of the public discourse about free trade focuses on the supposed dangers it poses to the environment, to vulnerable communities around the world and to our health. Geneva Network has teamed up with the IFT to produce a pamphlet explaining the role of open trade in improving public health.
The Colombian government must look at healthcare as a powerful source of economic growth.