The Patent Paradox In Brazil And Its Implications For Access To Medicines
The patent system was allegedly designed to allow recovery of the investment in research and development (R&D) of a new product, through the selling of the product under exclusivity for a period of time.
Intellectual Property Watch | 18 May, 2018
Groups Target EU-Mercosur FTA To Advance Access To Health In Trade Deals
AIDS activists, health activists and civil society organizations in Brazil and Argentina are pushing back against the negative effects of the planned free trade agreement between the Mercosur countries and the European Union.
Intellectual Property Watch | 16 May, 2018
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.