Russian firms now allowed to violate patents from "unfriendly" countries

Patents no longer guarantee protection in Russia, as it is now legal to infringe intellectual property on numerous goods, potentially including drug patents, in the country.

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Russia has made it legal to steal patents from countries it deems ”unfriendly” towards it, reports The Washington Post.

As a consequence of western sanctions, Russian authorities have declared that firms will not be compensated if Russian entities infringe on their rights for inventions.

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