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"While it's true that an intellectual property waiver alone won’t fix shortages, it will be a crucial first step in ramping up the dispensation of vaccines."
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Europe changed its position on intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines and also announced a series of measures aimed at reducing China's influence in Europe.
IP rights just one part of vaccine production, says EU's trade chief
Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU's trade chief, told Euronews that other measures, besides patent waivers, need to be considered to ramp up global production of COVID-19 vaccines.
Intellectual property is becoming politicised. That’s why I am a candidate to run WIPO ǀ View
On 4 March, do not vote by default for a candidate for political reasons. Vote for the continued survival of IP. And choose the best candidate who can enhance the organisation and best serve its member states.
50 years after the moon landing, protecting the space sector’s intellectual property is vital ǀ View
We have seen a shift in innovation in the space sector from previously state-owned activities to now private [...] activities, operated by the likes of SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. As a consequence, the protection of intellectual property in the space sector is rapidly increasing.
Watch: European Inventor Awards honour innovators changing the future
The ceremony at Vienna's Wiener Stadthalle on Thursday saw awards given to innovators working in the fields of plastic recycling and cancer diagnostics, rechargeable battery technology, marine anti-fouling and DNA testing.
Moroccan female skater goes against the tide
A pair of skates given to then 10-year-old Douaa Elhadri as a gift from her uncle ended up changing the young Moroccan's life.
Innovators recognised at European Inventor Award
The European Inventor Award organised by the European Patent Office celebrates inventors not just from Europe but also from the US and Canada
Apple and Nokia avoid court battle over patents
Nokia has settled its legal battle with Apple. They have made a new patent licence agreement and have also signed a fresh business deal.
A hangover cure that actually works?
Two students at Yale University say they have developed a hangover-prevention supplement that actually works.
Apple faces patent damages payout after losing Wisconsin case
An American jury has found that Apple used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin without permission. It could potentially lead to a damages
Samsung ordered to pay rival Apple €215 million in damages
Technology giant Samsung must pay rival Apple €215 million in damages, a US jury has ruled. The verdict was announced after a federal court retrial