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Patent systems are challenged when proprietary rights clash with doctors’ sharing of health-care know-how.
Absurdly broad stem cell patents are shutting down promising research.
The Internet and globalization are creating new battle lines between producers and distributors of content.
Monsanto wants to monopolize basic methods in agricultural biotech. A badly misguided patent office stands ready to help.
Two Web-based startups are taking aim at bogus patent claims.
If publishing companies’ nefarious plans succeed, libraries will cease to exist.
Someone’s managed to patent a crustless PB&J, and it ain’t Mom.
In AIDS-stricken Africa, the enforcement of Western drug patents is a needless death sentence for millions.
Absurdly broad patents are channeling resources from innovation into lawyers’ pockets.
Purveyors of “content” take heed: Knowledge will not remain a shrink-wrapped commodity.