Reply to post: Re: pharmaceuticals

Brexit Britain changes its mind, says non, nein, no to Europe's unified patent court – potentially sealing its fate

Flocke Kroes Silver badge

Re: pharmaceuticals

I agree that pharmaceutical research deserves funding but funding them patents patents is an abomination. The idea of patents is to reward inventors for their effort (and sharing the research results with others) by granting a monopoly so that they can use a shortage to drive up the price. Patents directly cause a shortage of pharmaceuticals so replacing them with an alterlative system of funding will benefit everyone but lawyers.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020