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I'm not a patent lawyer and the legislative framework regarding the status of the WTO agreements in the US is pretty complex, but under FSIA a US company by itself doesn't have a lot of recourse if a foreign government decides to compulsorily license a US patent to a company in that foreign country. Basically the US company mostly can't sue the foreign ...


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These statements aren't saying that the US President is waiving patent protections, but that the administration supports waiving patent protections. Specifically, the current administration is voicing support for a request to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily allow its members to ignore their obligations to protect other nations' patents. In ...


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To clarify, there is a distinction between power and authority in governance. In the fields of sociology and political science, authority is the legitimate power that a person or a group of persons possess and practice over other people. In a civil state, authority is made formal by way of a judicial branch and an executive branch of government. In the ...


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This is, at present, a theoretical issue (by which I mean SCOTUS has not consistently ruled in such a fashion as to make it unambiguous). One of the common political theories attached to this area is the Unitary Executive Theory. Most legal scholars seem to endorse a Unitary Executive theory of some sort, but there is little in the way of consensus on ...


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The short answer is: Not explicitly as such. Many members of Congress are also lawyers, however, and thus bound by the ABA's ethical guidelines in addition to the following: The House of Representatives' Ethics Manual has the following to say: A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall conduct himself at all times in ...


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