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Beating HIV: We Have the Tools, and Must Stay the Course

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

My vision is for a World AIDS Day in the near future where we can say with pride that we have achieved universal access to treatment. This goal is within reach, but only by supporting important initiatives to make medicines available, appropriate, and affordable will we fully be able to grasp it.

Patent Pools: Are Consumers Paying for Nothing?

Steve Pociask | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Steve Pociask

No one wants to pay for free stuff, and why should they? However, when you buy a television, DVD player or a number of other tech devices, you may be paying more than you should. Here is a story about how consumers are quietly getting ripped off.

Multiple Federal Agencies Ponder Relationship of Aggressive Patent Enforcement and Anti-Competition

Christina Gagnier | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The issue of defensive patent enforcement is starting to move beyond consumer technology products.

Patent Licensing Schemes: Creating a Bad Holiday Bargain?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While consumers may be getting that desirable device this holiday season, consumers are also paying inflated prices resulting from abuse of market power by patent holders.