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Practical Pieces & Perspectives

May 2020

Practical Pieces & Perspectives

May 19, 2020
Kept in the Dark: The Risk of Keeping COVID-19 Vaccine Patents Secret in Nationalistic Competition
Prateek Viswanathan

COVID-19 is scourging the world. Numerous companies from all over the world are working on drugs and vaccines, and patents are currently being filed on COVID-19 vaccines. Thus far, the global search has been characterized by cooperation between companies. But some governments are engaged in a race to be the first with the vaccine.[4] Others have discussed the use of patents by private owners to create patent holdups, using the patent’s

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Practical Pieces and Perspectives, previously Timely Tech, is the non-paginated companion to the Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. Through Practical Pieces and Perspectives, JLTP publishes short pieces that addresses cutting-edge issues in technology and the law.


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