publication . Article . 2021

Pandemia e vaccini. L'irrisolvibile antagonismo tra scienza aperta e proprietà intellettuale

Caso, Roberto;
Open Access Italian
  • Published: 24 May 2021
  • Publisher: Zenodo
This paper aims at critically addressing the issue of intellectual property in the biomedical and health fields, focusing on the equitable and rapid distribution of anti-COVID-19 vaccines on a global scale. The main allegation is not new: open science is incompatible with policies aimed at extending and strengthening intellectual property. However, this same thesis deserves further attention in relation to the ongoing public debate and national and international policy choices. The paper starts from the refutation of the arguments in favour of private patents on vaccines (paragraph 2), then it provides an overview on of the debate on downstream policies (paragra...
free text keywords: Open Science, Intellectual Property, Vaccines, Patents, Open Science, Intellectual Property, Vaccines, Patents
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