Patents, Biomedical Research, and Treatments: Examining Concerns, Canvassing Solutions

This report examines the debates over patenting biomedical research and treatments, focusing on how those debates play out in the patenting of inventions involving genes and stem cells and the patenting of drugs for HIV/AIDS. It concludes with a comprehensive review of laws, policies, and practices that aim to preserve or create incentives for innovation in biomedicine, promote further research, and provide access to treatments. Down the report for free.