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It’s not just about patents on COVID vaccines: why I am not celebrating World Intellectual Property Day

Thambisetty, Sivaramjani (2021) It’s not just about patents on COVID vaccines: why I am not celebrating World Intellectual Property Day. LSE COVID-19 Blog (26 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April, Siva Thambisetty (LSE) explains why she will not be celebrating. The controversy over suspending COVID vaccine patents is just the latest example of acute misalignment and injustices driven by current IP law. Far from being an unmistakable force for good, she argues, patents reward certain kinds of creativity over others and privilege corporate power at the expense of those who cannot afford to defend their rights and assert their contribution.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Law
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110583

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