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The Silent Revolution

An upcoming book deciphers in plain language what ails the patent system

May 24, 2004 — Gary Stix

Patents on Ice

Antarctica as a last frontier for bioprospectors--and their intellectual property

April 26, 2004 — Gary Stix

Working the System

A duo of antibody makers tries to prolong ownership of a key technology

February 1, 2004 — Gary Stix

Can Cells Be Generic?

As patents expire on its products, the biotechnology industry braces for impact

December 1, 2003 — W. Wayt Gibbs

Shrink-Wrapping the World

A law that would crimp the rights of software buyers suffers a major defeat

October 13, 2003 — Gary Stix

Sign Here

Will a scientist need a legal opinion before starting the next experiment?

May 12, 2003 — Gary Stix

Some Rights Reserved

Cyber-law activists devise a set of licenses for sharing creative works

March 1, 2003 — Gary Stix

Take a Number

Toilet reservations afford a glimpse of the world of business-method patents

February 1, 2003 — Gary Stix

Fair Use and Abuse

Get set for an overdue national debate about consumer rights in the digital age

December 16, 2002 — Gary Stix

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner