patents

0 Drug industry loses in India – fight over ‘patents vs poor’ to continue

The Indian Supreme Court has rejected a drug patent application by the international pharmaceutical firm Novartis, an event that merited coverage by the New York Times, BBC and many other media – news which you might think is mostly a matter for the business page or drug industry insiders. In fact, the case may represent one of the most difficult dilemmas in global health. It is a fight that is far from over.

0 Nathan Myhrvold: Patent Troll, Inventor and now Global Do-Gooder

When folks talk about Nathan Myhrvold, they seldom use muted terms. The former chief technologist for Microsoft is a close associate of Bill Gates and now CEO of a business, Intellectual Ventures, which some say holds more patents (about 40,000) than any other company in the United States. I wanted…