I hope that you enjoyed today’s debate on scrapping patents in the pharmaceutical industry. I think it will be interesting to take a look at the article that inspired this debate.
In short, GlaxoSmithKline has made mindblowing changes in the way this conglomarate operates. The most stunning proposal is the creation of so-called ‘patent pool’ where researchers from other companies can access information that previously was protected by strict intellectual property laws.
Read the article. What do you think about this approach? Will it revolutionize the pharma industry?