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Simon Lester

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

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)
July 11, 2013

The Internet Needs a ‘No Spy Zone’

Companies need to step in to meet the demand for a more private Internet, and governments need to adopt policies that respect privacy rights and limit government intrusion.
The Blaze
February 12, 2013

The WTO and Copyright Piracy

Because of the WTO, countries, big and small, have a chance to resolve their trade disputes in a court of law, prevent their tensions from escalating, and build up jurisprudence that could be guidance for future disputes.
Huffington Post