About Essential Inventions

Essential Inventions, Inc. was created in January 2004, to"promote the creation and distribution of essential inventions and other works that support public health, nutrition, learning, and access to information and cultural life."

Board of Directors
  • James Love (Bio here)
  • Spring Gombe-Götz (Bio here)
  • Sophie Bloemen (bio here)
  • Robert Weissman, (bio here)
  • Advisory Board

    Amy Kapczynski. Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. (Bio here).

    German Velasquez. Special Adviser for Health and Development at the South Centre, Geneva. (Bio here)

    Joan Rovira. Emeritus Professor at Department of Economic Theory at University of Barcelona, Funding member and research director of SOIKOS SL and Collaborator of Centre for Research in Health and Economics (CRES).

    Leena Menghaney. Access Campaign India Co-ordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières.

    Michelle Childs. Independent consultant on access to medicines and access to knowledge. (Bio here)

    Pascale Boulet. Intellectual Property and pharmaceutical policy advisor for Drugs for Neglected Diseases (DNDi). (Bio here)

    Philippe Aigrain. Chief Executive Officer of Sopinspace. An economist by training, Aigrain is one of the directors of the Software Freedom Law Center and a cofounder of the La Quadrature du Net group. (Bio here).

    Tessel Mellema. Policy Advisor- Trade, Innovation & Access to Medicines, Health Action International (HAI) Europe, Amsterdam

    Xavier Seuba. Visiting Senior Research Associate at Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, University of Strasbourg, and Senior Lecturer in Public International Law in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. (bio here)

  • Claire Cassedy, Secretariat

  • Mailing Address
    1621 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20009