IP Policies, Practices and Implications

In this section we present discussions on some general and specific implications of patent policies and practices. The impact of intellectual property policies and patent and plant variety law on research, development, and trade is fraught with confusion and uncertainty. In the software industry there is frequent reference to the paralyzing influence of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (Patent FUD). CAMBIA's Patent Lens seeks to dispel Patent FUD; We hope that the papers posted here will enlighten the reader and stimulate further thought and action.

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