My Journey to Open Science: Cell
mdelhaye's bookmarks 2020-04-08
"Even worse, academic patents tend not only to be useless, but are often perversely used to block the development of competitive products, preventing people from sharing and moving discovery forward. I learned this firsthand when a company discovered an excellent target for the development of a drug to treat an important human disease. Unfortunately, a previous patent with broad applications that included this disease significantly delayed the development of a drug that had the potential to change the lives of countless people. Nearly twenty years later, the drug is only now in clinical trials."