Science and Technology Policy

Panel: Best Practices for Academic/Industry Collaboration in Smart Cities

Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy

On 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society

Goals of the Symposium

Future Frontiers for U.S. Federal Science and Technology Leadership

Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe

Over the past thirty years, the world’s patent systems have experienced pressure from civil society like never before. From farmers to patient advocates, new voices are arguing that patents impact public health, economic inequality, morality—and democracy. These challenges, to domains that we usually consider technical and legal, may seem surprising. But in Patent Politics, Shobita Parthasarathy argues that patent systems have always been deeply political and social.

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