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With a Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver likely, time to rethink global intellectual property rules

In an op-ed for CNN, Ruth Okediji argues that a fundamental restructuring of the global rules around patents is essential.

"Governments have been talking about ‘building back better.’ To do so, they must have the moral courage and political will to redesign global intellectual property rule such that market price is not the primary determinant of the creation or access to new medicines.”

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