Archive for the ‘Patents’ Tag

OMG TPP   Leave a comment

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Summary: In this podcast, the Planet Money team investigates the much anticipated Trans-Pacific Partnership and discusses some of the highlights in the bill’s nearly six thousand pages.

Original Air Date: November 7, 2015

Length: 22 minutes 9 seconds

Why Doesn’t Everybody Buy Cheap, Generic Headache Medicine?   Leave a comment

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Summary: A consideration of consumers’ tendency to purchase more expensive name brands rather than identical generics.  Includes discussion of education as a contributing factor to likelihood to purchase generics. Includes one consumer’s belief that there is rational ignorance in his decision to just buy the brand name.

Length: 4:29 min

Original air date: July 4, 2013

Can you patent a steak?   3 comments


Summary:  A discussion of the intricacies of the U.S. patent system, featuring an innovator in the meat industry.

Original air date:  August 31, 2012

Length: 17:48

Posted September 12, 2012 by audioecon in Incentives, Planet Money, Regulation, Technology

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The Patent War   2 comments


Summary: Discussion of how the U.S. patent system is not working for software  and related technology.

Original air date: August 2, 2011

Length: 18:54

Main story content begins: 3:10

Posted July 27, 2012 by audioecon in Government, Planet Money, Regulation, Technology

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