Patents, Italy may have more portions.

Some reflection by Fabio Boscariol De Roberto of Tonucci & Partners on Milano Finanza on the relationship between patents and health. Patents are not an obstacle to ramp up COVID-19 vaccines production, taking in consideration also art. 141 of Industrial Property Code that is in force in Italy. The rule states that a patent, even during the patenting procedure, may be expropriated by the State for public interest reasons, a broad definition that can imply epidemic emergency as well.


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