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In the Market for Affordable Medicines

Patents and pandemics.  At first, these two things might not seem too related.  Beyond patenting useful things for a pandemic – personal protective equipment, medicines, etc. – what do they have to do with one another?  Well, it turns out that the COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on how to make patented medicines affordable.

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Transparenc-IP: Government Spending You Can’t Know About

What does intellectual property (“IP”) have to do with government accountability?  As I learned a couple weeks ago, quite a bit.  But, let’s start with basic secrecy before we get into trade secrets.

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