It can take years for a patent to be granted, unless the inventor can pony up extra cash for expedited handling.
Global vaccine distribution also depends on access to information and having enough production plants.
Changing international property rules requires unanimous agreement from nations that are part of the World Trade Organization.
Advocates for waiving say letting countries make generic vaccines would help. Skeptics say it's not that simple.
Apple had sued the chip maker for almost $30 billion.
The FDA plans to unveil a website today naming pharmaceutical companies that have blocked the development of generic drugs by failing to provide samples to competitors. This public posting is part of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s larger crackdown to, as he says, “end the shenanigans” by brand name drug companies. Click the audio player above […]
And that's a problem for people naming new businesses.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is getting six times as many applications as it did in 1980. And then there's the backlog.
SCOTUS says it is unconstitutional to reject trademarks because they use offensive terms like racial slurs.
Yahoo seeks buyers for about 3,000 non-core patents.