Compulsory licensing: Benefit or detriment
- At: 2006 FIP Congress in Salvadore (Brazil)
- Type: Presentation
- By: WERTHEIMER, Albert (Temple University, School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America)
Patents are licenses for exclusive use of an invention or composition. Governments grant patents as an incentive for innovative research. In exchange, a patent holder must divulge the composition and synthesis of the invention. This enables other researchers to tinker with the invention to improve it. This is how science functions. Yet, in all.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.