@jwildeboer The problem is that patents create most of the incentive for doing the research in the first place.

@juliank That’s an old belief kept up by the patent/“IP” proponents. In reality it just isn’t true. I have found no research backing up that claim, but I’ve found quite and research that shows the opposite.

@juliank here’s a good overview IMHO explaining that patents are not as relevant as many think they are in bio pharmaceuticals. healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.

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