Jonathan Berger on the John Maytham Show on Cape Talk Radio, South Africa
The John Maytham Show | 07 May, 2018
SA’s patent system is failing to encourage innovation
SA’s patents landscape is characterised by easy patent grants to local individuals and bodies, as well as patents of dubious quality and value. This strongly suggests that the existing patent system plays a role in stifling, rather than stimulating, innovation.
Business Live | 07 May, 2018
Patents Without Examination: A Bad Solution For The 21st Century
Brazil has historically been at the forefront of developing countries pushing for a more balanced intellectual property (IP) regime.
Intellectual Property Watch | 30 April, 2018
85% drug patents granted sans scrutiny
The cost of drugs for grave illnesses has gone through the roof, and the Indian Patent Office (IPO) has reportedly been granting patents not just for minor tweaks on pre-existing drugs but also without proper scrutiny.
DNA India | 29 April, 2018
The elephant in the Patent Office
Patents for trivial improvements on drugs, though statutorily barred, are routinely granted.