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Who Owns Digital Learning Resources?–3

Plotkin moves on to make another good point–that “Big Pharma is the Model.” And it is–but the model is something other than the Cohen-Boyer patents that Plotkin launches into. Plotkin does not appear to recognize that Cohen-Boyer gene-splicing inventions were … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole’s preemption of public purposes to re-establish a patent monopoly pipeline

I wrote a Twitter thread in retweeting this observation. Erin (Eeks) Stair @DrErinkate Don’t forget about Bayh-Dole, passed in the 80s, which enabled the #NIH to use our tax dollars to fund drug research at institutions & businesses; allow them … Continue reading

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The National Patent Planning Commission argument for government-created private patent monopolies, 3

The National Patent Planning Commission quotes administration officials repeating this same argument. Here’s the Under Secretary of Agriculture (1941): The commercial exploitation of new inventions requires, in many cases, the expenditure of large sums of money. In such a case, … Continue reading

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