strategy

Ignoring patents

Synonyms:
Undermining the patent system
Overriding patents
Copying patented ideas
Avoiding patent restrictions
Engaging in patenting piracy
Pirating patented materials
Implementation:
A WTO decision of 30th August 2003 allows national authorities to grant "compulsory licences" for the production of generic drugs for countries unable to produce them themselves. The destination country must have notified the WTO that it is seeking the medicine covered by the licence. To help ensure that medicines get to the patients who need them and to protect patent holders, customs authorities will be able to prevent the re-importation into the EU of medicines produced under the system.
Facilitates:
Stealing ideas
Problems:
Patent abuse
Type Classification:
J: Unconfirmed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions