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In the Media

Parthasarathy discusses patents and vaccines

May 24, 2021 The American Prospect
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, vaccines have allowed some freedom from the virus. But, patents on the vaccines are preventing others around the world from receiving the life saving shot. In turn, the White House has received pressure to waive...

Shobita Parthasarathy’s book wins Robert K. Merton Book Award

Jun 13, 2018
Professor Shobita Parthasarathy’s book, Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe, has been awarded the prestigious Robert K. Merton Book Award. The award, given by the Science, Knowledge, and...
Policy Brief

A Public Good? Geoengineering and Intellectual Property

June 17, 2010
Shobita Parthasarathy, Christopher Avery, Nathan Hedberg, Jessie Mannisto, Molly Maguire
Intellectual property (IP) is often unrecognized as a form of governance, but it shapes the development of technology in pivotal ways. Both the US and UK governments have recognized this in their discussions about the governance of geoengineering,...