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Is the Polio Vaccine an Anti-Patent Success Story?

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By Hans Sauer,¬†Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Industry Organization Question from a Reader: Heather: Whether Jonas Salk believed in patenting research or not isn’t important, at least not to me. What I do find important, and hadn’t realized until reading this article, is that the polio vaccine was extremely successful despite the fact that it wasn’t patented. That sounds like an interesting story because it goes against the current dogma of ‘we won’t Read More >

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