On vaccine patents, the logic of bandits: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

IP isn’t the problem, it’s the solution; stealing stuff isn’t the solution, it’s the problem, writes Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article which can be read in full here. By Richard C. Owens, May 12, 2021 The US decision to support a World Trade Organization waiver of… Continue reading On vaccine patents, the logic of bandits: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

Universities should stop stealing copyright material: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

It’s frustrating that Canada’s education sector prefers to impoverish Canada and its culture while bloating its own payrolls, writes Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Richard C. Owens, April 16, 2021 Strong intellectual property rights underpin innovative economies. Canada’s… Continue reading Universities should stop stealing copyright material: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

The U.S. outsources control of drug prices to Canada: weird! Richard Owens in the Financial Post

Having us do the dirty work of price controls on the U.S.’s behalf is bizarre and pathetic — and dangerous, writes Richard Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article which can be read in full here.  By Richard Owens, February 11, 2021 Canada and the U.S. are in a bizarre… Continue reading The U.S. outsources control of drug prices to Canada: weird! Richard Owens in the Financial Post

Seizing pharma profits kills pharma investment: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

It’s time, well past time, for government to get out of the way of innovation and put the health and well-being of Canadians first, writes Richard Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Richard Owens, December 4, 2020 Why doesn’t Canada produce… Continue reading Seizing pharma profits kills pharma investment: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

COVID’s two new solitudes: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

By creating lockdowns and limiting economic and personal freedoms the public sector optimizes its own affairs at our expense, writes Richard Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Richard Owens, November 6, 2020  So far, the policy response to COVID has been… Continue reading COVID’s two new solitudes: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

GTIPA Virtual Summit 2020

On October 29, the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance will be holding a summit bringing together alliance members and experts from around the world to discuss creative solutions to the economic, trade, and innovation challenges that face our international community. MLI Senior Fellow Richard Owens serves on the planning committee, helping organize this important… Continue reading GTIPA Virtual Summit 2020

Drug prices can go too low: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

By determinedly reducing revenues Canada not only ensures the unavailability of existing medications, it sees to it that far fewer new ones will be discovered and commercialized, writes Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt of the article, which can be read in full here.  By Richard C. Owens, July 31, 2020 Drug pricing… Continue reading Drug prices can go too low: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

Our drug discovery system seems broken: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

Now more than ever, we should want drug companies to be able to charge high prices, writes Richard Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.   By Richard Owens, May 6, 2020  COVID-19 is causing odd behaviour on the part of some firms. Drug… Continue reading Our drug discovery system seems broken: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

The court backs creators, not universities: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

Universities have relied on ‘fair dealing’ provisions to photocopy mountains of material and distribute them to students, writes Richard Owens.  By Richard Owens, April 30, 2020  In a unanimous decision released April 22, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the earlier finding of the Federal Court that massive theft of copyright-protected materials by York University… Continue reading The court backs creators, not universities: Richard Owens in the Financial Post

Google should start playing nice with the news media: Richard Owens in The National Post

The internet is far better off with authoritative, factual sources of reference, such as are provided by professional, fact-checking newspapers. Google’s news service in particular needs them, writes Richard Owens.  By Richard Owens, April 28, 2020 Newspaper advertising revenues are in calamitous decline. To many, Google (and other tech companies, like Facebook), whose revenues have… Continue reading Google should start playing nice with the news media: Richard Owens in The National Post