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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    https://i.redd.it/0o2a09b65kc41.jpg

    Chinese student's English text book
    I took Chinese classes twenty years ago in Shanghai. All of the lessons sang the praises of Chinese society and one specifically touted how well fed (吃得好) and well dressed (穿得好) the peasants are. It still sticks in my memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    That ambassador seems like a real nasty piece of work.

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    Thought this belongs here ... Solid respect for IP rights.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN1ZZ0RL

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Thought this belongs here ... Solid respect for IP rights.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN1ZZ0RL

    Yes, common to patent a new use for a known medication (we do it all the time, find some herb, for example that is known in Chinese medicine, has anti-HIV properties- the patent is for the "method of use"...).

    May be doing it purely to prevent Gilead from doing it...as patent filing are not published until 18 months, why else publicize the application?

    And can even patent using a new combination of known antivirals (like mixing Tamiflu with anti-HIV drugs). Going to bet that's been applied for as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    can even patent using a new combination of known antivirals (like mixing Tamiflu with anti-HIV drugs). Going to bet that's been applied for as well...
    That just seems wrong and just skewed to big pharma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    That just seems wrong and just skewed to big pharma.
    The whole patent system is skewed to big business...period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    The whole patent system is skewed to big business...period.
    Yes, but they vital for ensuring investment. Some studies suggest the industrial revolution only occurred because the UK had an effective patent system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Yes, but they vital for ensuring investment. Some studies suggest the industrial revolution only occurred because the UK had an effective patent system.
    It is true about investment- no drug company will spend all the money for clinical trials and such without patent protection.

    US also had a strong patent system in the 19th century when so many fundamental mechanical inventions were made...
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