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Current research for COVID-19 treatments is based on known pharmaceutical active ingredients covered by industrial property titles (patents or supplementary protection certificates). These titles confer to their owner an exclusive right of exploitation on the claimed substances. Consequently, the manufacture by third parties of anti-COVID-19 medicinal products which composition would include protected molecules will require […]

One day I was painting, black had invaded the whole surface of the canvas, without forms, without contrasts, without transparencies. In that extreme, I saw in a way the negation of black. Pierre Soulage understood that, thrust in its extremities, black can be the price of every temptation. Surely Anish Kapoor had his words in […]

In France, the first law that protects inventions is from January 7, 1791. It follows a report of our dear knight Stanislas de Boufflers dated December 30, 1790 entitled “Report on incentives and privileges to be granted to inventors of machines and industrial discoveries ” (Parliamentary Archives, 1st Series, XXI, pp. 721-732 [December 30, 1790]). […]