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New Report on the Value of Cross-Border Data

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Pugatch Consilium has launched a new report, At the Cutting Edge, on the benefits of cross-border data to consumers, companies and governments. The report considers the value and applications of cross-border data in different countries around the world today. It analyzes a wide range of personal, social and economic benefits using case studies and anecdotes as well as statistical analysis. The report also presents a set of enabling and deterrent factors of these flows. Download a copy from the Continue Reading →

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When National Champions Fall

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The case of Teva requires us to revise our thinking about national champions and national interests;
Prof. Meir Perez Pugatch addresses the current situation with Teva pharmaceuticals – the biggest generics company in the world – in Israel and how it has been impacted by the patent expiration of Copaxon. Full article at Pharmaphorum Media

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Pugatch Consilium Launches New Paper on Clinical Trials

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Pugatch Consilium launches new paper on Clinical trials and data transparency examining the public interest case for more pro-active release of clinical trials data and asking whether the benefits to public welfare are outweighed by the hurdles of bureaucracy, patient privacy and concerns over protection of IPRs and commercial confidentiality. Download a copy from the Research & Analysis Reports page.

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Are software patents ‘a bit of a mess’?

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In 1968, Martin Goetz was awarded the first patent on his code solution for sorting data. As smartphone wars are inclining and many patent infringements are being filed in the US, Martin thinks that the field is now “a big mess” and hopes that “it will get straightened out in time”.

As patent-frenzy goes out of control, are patent examiners overwhelmed to a point inventions aren’t checked thoroughly? Read more at the Guardian

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