The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees, Episode 13: the intellectual property story behind vaccines & other health innovation.

What’s behind the headlines and soundbites? Patent attorneys Richard Bray, Barbara Fleck and Kate Hickinson discuss patents as drivers of vaccine and health technology innovation, and the reporting of patent issues by mainstream media.

Discussion topics include: patents – fuelling innovation, or protecting corporate interests? | the need for patents & IP rights | the ‘war’ for innovation | patents and innovation in the press | enforcing patent rights, or not, during and after the pandemic

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The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees is a conversation about intellectual property, focused on what matters most to innovators, inventors and brand owners, right now. In each episode, intellectual property specialists discuss the essential issues facing those who create, or protect, IP.

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