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WARF, Vitamin D, and the Public Interest, 3

The appeals court in Vitamin Technologists sets up the case for compulsory licensing of inventions owned by public universities as instruments of state governments. That is, the appeals court establishes the basis for public march-in when a state owns a … Continue reading

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“Only assholes get patents…”

Slashdot points to a recent blog post by Marco Arment on dealing with feature copying and imitation in software apps. Arment summaries copyright and trademark angles, noting that neither provides much defense. He then moves on to patents: Only assholes … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 11

The article starts way back at 1: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 Capitalism and commons The dichotomy between capitalism and commons is even evident in the history of WARF. Here’s a footnote from Cronon and Jenkins on … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 10

This series starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 Medicinal chemistry drives the whole of federal patent policy The IPA program, revived in 1968 by the NIH following the Harbridge House report, which singled out medicinal chemistry … Continue reading

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