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Episode 14. Matthew Rimmer on Intellectual Property and Clean Technologies

Climate change exposes the trade-off inherent in intellectual property protection. Research and development is expensive; companies won’t invest in it if they don’t expect to profit. Traditionally, profits from new technologies are provided by the exclusive rights granted by the … Continue reading

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Episode 13. Sarah Holcombe on Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights

Western pharmaceutical and agricultural businesses have long recognized that there is money to be made from the traditional knowledge of local, indigenous communities. Sociologists and anthropologists also seek to gain—intellectually and academically—from conducting research on and with these communities. What … Continue reading

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