Staying Out of the Sun: Patenting Trends in the Vaccine Industry
- Elizabeth J. Haanes & Carla Ji-Eun Kim
- Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review 2009
The vaccine industry may have been slow to embrace patent protection as a driver of innovation and investment but times have changed. This article explores the patent trends for vaccines over the last few decades and analyzes the dynamics between licensing issues and public-private partnerships as a result of the Bayh-Dole Act.