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http://legalpad.typepad.com/ my_weblog/2009/07/ things-the-pope-doesnt-like- poverty-injustice-ip-lawyers.html

July 10, 2009 Things the Pope Doesn't Like: Poverty, Injustice, IP Lawyers Maybe intellectual property lawyers should worry about facing summary judgment in a higher court than they're used to.

An encyclical letter dated last week expresses some of Pope Benedict XVI's thoughts on the modern world; it's not a pronouncement of church law, more akin to thinking out loud about the problems the pontiff sees confronting the church and the world. One of those problems is IP lawyers. Pulling the relevant quote from the blog Knowledge Ecology Notes:

"On the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, especially in the field of health care."

So while the Protestant Reformation wasn't exactly popular in the Vatican, apparently patent reformation has one seriously high-profile advocate there.

Until the Catholic Church reforms its own attitudes toward responsible birth control, a direct cause for many of the problems of the world, the Pope's words have little sway with me; i.e., the Pope should avoid throwing stones in his glass house.
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