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Kat Geddes is a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School where she researches intellectual property law reform in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically patent reform to promote access to medicines, and copyright reform to promote access to knowledge.

Her research is conducted under the auspices of Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center which seeks to promote access to life-saving medicines in low-resource settings.

Kat is originally from Sydney, Australia where she worked as a judicial clerk and a litigation attorney prior to completing graduate degrees in law and public policy at Cambridge University and the Harvard Kennedy School, respectively. She spends two days a week at the Harvard Global Health Institute where she researches epidemic and pandemic preparedness. In her spare time, Kat enjoys sewing, designing protest tees, daydreaming about sticky buns, and long runs on the Esplanade.

Projects & Tools

Global Access in Action

Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines,…


CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course offered under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Klein Center.


Harvard Law Today

Innovation, Justice and Globalization

From patent law to the challenges facing the digital commons, leading academics and policymakers from around the world discussed intellectual property issues at Harvard Law School…

Oct 17, 2019