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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
April 8, 2020
Commentary

We Need a Coronavirus Vaccine. Patents Might Slow the Process.

The current system of drug production is based on the idea of patents, which are temporary monopolies over a particular process or product granted to inventors for a defined time period. But will this work in the age of Coronavirus?

National Interest (Online)
January 30, 2020
Commentary

Can the Us‐​China Trade Deal Be Enforced?

The U.S.-China deal’s “dispute resolution” mechanism is a step backwards, and is less likely to induce reform in China on intellectual property, technology transfer, and other issues than the dispute provisions found in most other trade agreements.

The Hill (Online)