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Is there any Western country that didn't ban the patenting of human genes?

When Finance Minister Paul Martin announced $160 million in funding for genome research in Canada in his Feb. 28, 2000, budget, the timing could not have been better. The first human chromosome had ...
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What are the factors that would make it difficult for the U.S. government to block Huawei's patent lawsuits in the U.S.?

https://rollcall.com/2019/06/19/sen-rubio-wants-to-stop-huawei-from-filing-u-s-patent-lawsuits/ Sen. Marco Rubio wants to make sure that the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies can’t ...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

https://sanctionsnews.bakermckenzie.com/russia-adopts-zero-compensation-to-patent-owners-from-unfriendly-countries/ The Russian Government has adopted a decree[1] which will allow local companies and ...
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(Why) has China's judiciary started to issue "anti-suit injunctions" against EU companies only in 2020?

According to the EU, the basis of their DS611 complain against China at the WTO is that: Since August 2020, Chinese courts have been issuing decisions – known as ‘anti-suit injunctions’ – to exert ...
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What are the pros and cons of willfully engaging in IP piracy?

https://www.belmontentertainmentlaw.com/2022/04/12/your-patent-is-no-good-here-russias-war-on-intellectual-property-following-war-in-ukraine/ What are the pros and cons of wilfully engaging in IP ...
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What political apparatus and rules allow the United States to have leverage against companies when it has several intellectual properties associated?

What political apparatus and rules allow the United States to have leverage against companies when it has several intellectual properties associated? Only the Dutch manufacturer ASML makes the ...
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Why didn't the US administrations before Trump bring China topic to the front? [closed]

President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting America From China’s Efforts To Steal Technology And Intellectual Property When exactly did China start to reverse engineer, make copies of, and hack into US ...
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How and to what extent did the US Senate block or prevent the patenting of the Confederate Flag?

In the recent CNN video Cruz calls Biden's Supreme Court promise 'offensive' and 'insulting' former US senator Carol Moseley Braun responded to comments from US Senators Ted Cruz and Roger Wicker ...
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Why is China the world leader in the number of patents produced? (2020)

One can easily find by googling that the largest number of patents produced were in China in 2020. The meaning of a patent is as follows: A patent is the granting of a property right by a sovereign ...
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Has Olaf Scholz made any comments about the proposed Covid-19 vaccines TRIPS waiver?

There have been calls for him to personally take a stance on the matter of the proposed TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines patents. The calls were in fact addressed to a few other potential future ...
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Why are there juries in the patent litigation cases in the U.S.?

Why are there juries in the patent litigation cases in the U.S.? There was a jury in the Samsung v Apple case, and I recall that none of the jury had an expertise in patent law. Is there some kind of ...
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Do military company have to talk to the U.S. government before they apply for a patent?

Do military company have to talk to the U.S. government before they apply for a patent? Sometimes, it makes more sense to keep a technology secret instead of applying the technology in a patent office....
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When was the last time the US Government openly voiced support for waiving a private company's intellectual property protections?

According to a recent statement by the US Trade Representative: “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The ...
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How can the US President create a waiver for patent enforcement?

According to a recent statement by the US Trade Representative: “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The ...
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Is there any way I request a copy of any of my phone calls the US government has recorded over the years?

We learned through the Snowden revelations that the United States government was surveilling nearly every person in the United States and in a handful of other countries via drag-net methods. I was ...
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IPR disputes between US/China

It had been stated that intellectual rights were compromised during manufacture of US originated products contracted to be made in China during globalization. Why are the allegations not taken as a ...
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Why does not government invest into open source projects?

Maybe I am wrong. But what I have seen so far: There is huge demand for further development of open source tools, of course, they are free to use and help businesses. There are some business models ...
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If China is forcing U.S. firms to hand over technology, why hasn't the U.S. taken China to the WTO and filed a complaint?

The U.S. keeps saying that China is forcing its companies to hand over technology, but then if it's the case as they say, then why didn't the U.S. take China to the WTO in order to complain about it? ...
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If China is as good as other developing countries at protecting IP, why is the U.S. administration labelling China as a trade cheat?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/us-trade-hawks-exaggerate-chinas-threat/587536/ I was reading this article and read that China is not any different in regards to other developing ...
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How would a libertarian government deal with intellectual property?

In a libertarian society, the government is highly discouraged from interfering with the free market, if it is even capable of doing so. In this case, where does that leave Intellectual Property? If ...
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How can a libertarian oppose private property such as cookies? [closed]

I have heard the argument that is made (usually) for a plot of land. We deprived someone of it, therefore it's wrong under libertarian principles. But what about newly generated property, like ...
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Is Libertarianism in favor of intellectual property rights? [duplicate]

Related to this question on libertarianism on monopolies, how do libertarians in the USA, as represented by the Libertarian Party, view copyright and patent protections?
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Why do patents last for only 20 years but copyright can potentially last for more than 150 years?

There's currently a weird legal situation where massively complex bodies of engineering/research work are only protected for 20 years through patents, but a simple drawing can be protected for 70 ...
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