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With COVID-19, Is It Time to Revisit Vaccine Patent Laws or Stay the Course?

For the past five months it seems the topic of conversation, everywhere you look, relates to the coronavirus. Of course, it’s not every day that a worldwide pandemic hits, kills hundreds of thousands, and effectively shuts down parts of the global economy. Thus, our preoccupation with the topic appears justified.

Of particular interest of late to those within the world of intellectual property (IP) is how the coronavirus is affecting (or may affect) patent and IP laws.

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USPTO Announces New COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

While the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shutdowns around the globe have seemingly brought much of society to a grinding halt, that’s not necessarily the case with patents—especially those related to COVID-19. As we’ve explored previously, (COVID-19 & IP Laws: Should Drug Patent Holders Be Concerned? and How COVID-19 is Impacting Intellectual Property Laws), governments and

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COVID-19 & IP Laws: Should Drug Patent Holders Be Concerned?

There’s a possible storm brewing between governmental “powers that be” and drug patent holders, particularly big pharma. With most of the world on hold as we work our way through month two of the coronavirus-related shutdowns, some countries are invoking rarely used powers to ensure they have the drugs they deem necessary to wage war

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Intellectual Property Laws

Can a pandemic affect intellectual property laws? Apparently, the answer is yes. From calls to relax IP restrictions around the manufacture of personal protection equipment, testing procedures, and vaccines related to COVID-19, to greater scrutiny of remote work options and the resultant increase in the exposure of proprietary information outside the office, IP rights are

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