A questionable victory for coerced Argentine pharmaceutical patent legislation
The US pharmaceutical industry continues to pressure the US government in turn to pressure Argentina to enact improved intellectual property and patent legislation. Historically, Argentina resisted patent protection and intellectual property. Analysis of the case for and against a strong intellectual property regime suggests that Argentina should defend its sovereignty in this area. Further US coercion may only serve to revive anti-US sentiment and should give way to an investment-maximization strategy.
Publication Name: University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law
Committee 703 report
The ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Committee 703 on New Information Technology issued a report planning for the intellectual property protection of the intuitive interfaces and other new software under development. Fear of monopolization is the main concern for patent protection of new interfaces. Patent laws exist to give the public the benefits of technological progress which it might not receive if inventors were without the incentive of this limited-time monopoly.
Publication Name: Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
What Kenny has taught me
The article is an account of an attorney and parent of a special-needs child whose oral argument before the Supreme Court of an Americans with Disabilities Act case was for this reason very close to his heart. The case involved was the 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. ruling.
Publication Name: ABA Journal
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