(Photographed from left to right) Dmitry Chagin, Chairman, Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of the Eurasian Economic Union;
Anna Guseva, Partner, Ernst & Young; Zakhar Galant, Russian Ministry of Health; Vitaliy Kastalskiy,
Managing Partner, AK Patent Group; and Bruce McDonald, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP,
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 17, 2018
On May 17, 2018, SGR partner Bruce McDonald joined leading representatives of the Russian pharmaceutical industry at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Health for a discussion of legislative and policy proposals by the government calling for a restriction in the scope of patent protection for pharmaceutical products and medical devices. His recent appearance at this event and similar venues in Russia is an outgrowth of his fluency in Russian, journalism in the field of international intellectual property, and authorship of two advocacy papers for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), one of which is the feature article in the current issue of the Quarterly Journal of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA), to read more, click here or here for Russian text; the other appears in the current issue of The International Lawyer, click here to read or here in Russian.