US President Joe Biden (right) speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a secure video conference from the Situation Room at the White House in Washington on December 7. From world leaders to private households, videoconferencing has been one of the technologies making life bearable during the pandemic. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden (right) speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a secure video conference from the Situation Room at the White House in Washington on December 7. From world leaders to private households, videoconferencing has been one of the technologies making life bearable during the pandemic. Photo: AP
Andy Sherman
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Andy Sherman

Preserve patent rights that help make pandemic life bearable

  • Patents and patent licensing have ensured technologies like videoconferencing and streaming services could evolve to cope with the pandemic
  • As countries consider their economic futures, they must recognise the need for a healthy patent marketplace to ensure continued innovation

US President Joe Biden (right) speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a secure video conference from the Situation Room at the White House in Washington on December 7. From world leaders to private households, videoconferencing has been one of the technologies making life bearable during the pandemic. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden (right) speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a secure video conference from the Situation Room at the White House in Washington on December 7. From world leaders to private households, videoconferencing has been one of the technologies making life bearable during the pandemic. Photo: AP
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