Science embraced: patent policy merits a brief mention

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The McGuinness Institute is to be congratulated on its exhaustive analysis of science in New Zealand, “Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded Science Under the Microscope”

Science embraced: patent policy merits a brief mention

By Doug Calhoun for sticK

(sticK – 7 March 2012 ) The McGuinness Institute is to be congratulated on its exhaustive analysis of science in New Zealand, “Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded Science Under the Microscope”.

The report will no doubt generate considerable debate.

In focusing just on the very brief patent policy aspects of the report I feel a bit presumptuous – like Spike Milligan when he wrote “Hitler: My part in his downfall.” But it is the patent bit about which I would like to continue the debate.

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