Initiative for Medicines, Access, & Knowledge
I-MAK is a team of lawyers and scientists increasing access to affordable medicines by making sure the patent system works.
We at I-MAK believe:
- The patent system was designed to balance innovation in medicines and the dissemination of new treatments to society.
- The current patent system disproportionately represents and upholds private interests over the public good. This can and must change.
- Such change should be informed by patients' needs.
- Armed with the best evidence, our lawyers and scientists are giving the public a voice in a system that impacts their health and lives.
We are a U.S.-based not-for-profit group working globally.