When life imitates mySociety projects

You’ve probably seen the recent news story about the guy who bought, then vastly increased the price of a vital drug: it’s been widely shared on social media in the last couple of days.

Not long ago, we blogged about the work we’d done on the Patent Oppositions Database.

You may have found the concepts involved somewhat abstract. If so, now’s a great time to go and read it again, with this news story in mind. It’s an excellent example of what that project is hoping to prevent.

Image: David Goehring (CC)

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