FDA and USPTO: Joint killers

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April 6, 2011
Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom
by Stephan Kinsella  
Posted in Commentary

"So: government issued patent monopolies cause a shortage. The government that grants these odious monopolies has statutory authority to issue compulsory licenses -- –i.e., to partially weaken the monopoly privilege they previously granted. But they choose not to here, because the FDA’s regulations would prevent any competitors from using the license in time to meet the shortage. ... the combined effect of the FDA and patent office is killing people ..." (04/05/11)


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