Licensing, compulsory | definition of licensing, compulsory by Medical dictionary
A law granting a government access to patented drugs and other intellectual property before the patent formally expires. Drug companies have opposed compulsory licensing on the grounds that it limits the financial value of patent holding. Some nations have sought obligatory access to drugs, or their generic copies, to limit pharmaceutical costs or address national health emergencies.
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