Professor Frederick Abbott is Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law, USA. He has served as expert consultant and legal representative for international and regional organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations, mainly in the fields of intellectual property, technology transfer, public health, competition, trade, and sustainable development. He served as a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines. He is a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Local Production and Technology Transfer and the WHO TAG for the C-TAP Program. He is Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Health Law of the International Law Association, having served as Rapporteur for the Committee on International Trade Law from the inception of its work in 1993 to its conclusion in 2014. He has authored and edited Guidebooks on Competition Law for the United Nation Development Program. He regularly serves as panelist for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, and is consultant to WIPO. He has served as counsel to governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, and in national court proceedings. Professor Abbott has authored many books and articles, including International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy, 4th ed. 2019 (with T. Cottier and F. Gurry) and Global Pharmaceutical Policy (2009) (with G. Dukes). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford) and the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Series.

2023 Awards


Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Intellectual Property

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