Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] Patents to Kill More People, Thanks to Generics Being Excluded

  • Subject: [News] Patents to Kill More People, Thanks to Generics Being Excluded
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 09:24:50 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/4.3.1
Hash: SHA1

Tough IP Health Provisions In Europeâs Colombia/Peru Trade Deal 

,----[ Quote ]
| Aside from pharmaceutical patents, the other 
| key IP provision in the free trade agreement 
| relates to geographical indications (GIs). 
| These allow certain regions to claim an 
| effective monopoly right on delicacies such 
| as Champagne or Parma ham that are 
| synonymous with them. According to Brussels 
| sources, over 200 GIs will be covered by the 
| agreement with Peru and Colombia.


It's The Execution That Matters, Not The Idea

,----[ Quote ]
| There have been lots of players who have 
| come and gone, and there are at least a 
| dozen players in the space today. And it's 
| not because they all "took" the idea from 
| this guy, but because lots of people 
| recognized that it's an idea that makes 
| sense. Kickstarter is certainly getting a 
| ton of press these days, but that's mostly 
| because of some top notch execution on its 
| part.


Have we seen Peak Monsanto?

,----[ Quote ]
| Is it possible that we've reached Peak 
| Monsanto?:
| Low commodity soybean prices, attractive 
| premiums, and rising prices for genetically 
| modified soybean seed are leading American 
| farmers to plant more acres of non-GMO 
| soybeans this year.
| Representatives with soybean associations, 
| universities, and grain buyers all say that 
| demand for non-GMO soybeans is growing, 
| leading to more non-GMO acres.
| Genetically modified Roundup Ready soybeans 
| have taken an increasingly larger percentage 
| of U.S. soybean acreage each year since 
| their introduction in 1996, reaching 92 
| percent in 2008.



  Child malnutrition center of legal battle

,----[ Quote ]
| Mike Mellace only has to look at his 4-
| year-old son Ammanuel, brought home from an
| Ethiopian orphanage a year ago, to know
| what it means to save a child from
| malnutrition.



How Sick Are Patents? Ask Indonesia

,----[ Quote ]
| Got that? Indonesia releases the sequences, and the US CDC does indeed patent
| that information, a situation which could then force Indonesia to pay for
| vaccines based on its own sequence data to protect its citizens. This
| probably means that fewer vaccines will be bought, more people will die, more
| mutations in the flu virus, and more deaths globally. So how, exactly, is
| this particular intellectual monopoly good for the world?

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index