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The PLoS Medicine Debate

Are Patents Impeding Medical Care and Innovation?

  • Published: January 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000208
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

E. Richard Gold
Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Warren Kaplan
Department of International Health, The Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
James Orbinski
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Sarah Harland-Logan
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sevil N-Marandi
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

ERG conducts research on intellectual property policy with the Structural Genomics Consortium.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ERG WK JO SHL SNM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ERG WK JO. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ERG WK JO SHL SNM. Carried out some of the research for this manuscript, and wrote a substantial portion of the first draft: SHL. Contributed to the discussion on the current state of global R&D: SNM. Researched and analyzed the framing and future framing of the global patent policy debate: SNM.