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Seth Shulman Guest Contributor

  • Doctors without Patents

    Patent systems are challenged when proprietary rights clash with doctors’ sharing of health-care know-how.

  • Content Discontent

    The Internet and globalization are creating new battle lines between producers and distributors of content.

  • The Green-back Revolution

    Monsanto wants to monopolize basic methods in agricultural biotech. A badly misguided patent office stands ready to help.

  • Patent Pollution

    Two Web-based startups are taking aim at bogus patent claims.

  • Looting the Library

    If publishing companies’ nefarious plans succeed, libraries will cease to exist.

  • PB&J Patent Punch-up

    Someone’s managed to patent a crustless PB&J, and it ain’t Mom.

  • In Africa, Patents Kill

    In AIDS-stricken Africa, the enforcement of Western drug patents is a needless death sentence for millions.

  • IP's Bleak House

    Absurdly broad patents are channeling resources from innovation into lawyers’ pockets.

  • Populist Power Tools

    Purveyors of “content” take heed: Knowledge will not remain a shrink-wrapped commodity.


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