Talha Syed

Talha Syed is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, where he teaches and researches on intellectual property (with a focus on patents), torts, health law and legal theory. His current work focuses on three overlapping areas: the institutional information economics of pharmaceutical innovation; design of reforms and alternatives to patents as an innovation policy for drugs and vaccines; and normative issues raised by the allocation and distribution of healthcare resources. Some recent publications include "Global Justice in Healthcare: Developing Drugs for the Developing World" (with Terry Fisher), "A Prize System as a Partial Solution to the Health Crisis in the Developing World" (with Terry Fisher) and "Should a Prize System for Pharmaceuticals Require Patent Protection for Eligibility?" He has a BA (Honors) from the University of Western Ontario, a JD (gold medalist) from the University of Victoria and is an SJD (doctoral) candidate at Harvard University.
Talha Syed