By William Brangham
It is not the technology that determines who gets the benefits of major innovations; it is laws that govern technology, which in turn are made by politicians. Specifically, the laws on patents and intellectual property more generally will determine whether…
By Dean Baker
When Norway changed its laws to give universities a major share of the profits from their professors' patents and startups, the rate of innovation was halved.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Priceline founder Jay Walker talks about innovation, invention and intellectual property rights in his “Library of the History of Human Imagination.”…
By Sam Lane
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented…
Supreme Court Case on Monsanto Seeds Tests Limitations of Patent Law…
Ray Suarez talks with Isabelle Lescanne, general manager of Plumy'nut producer Nutriset.
After 14 years on the market, the most profitable prescription drug in history, Lipitor, is going generic as patients, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry wait to see what will happen. Margaret Warner discusses the implications with Dr. Jerry Avorn of…
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