Happy World IP Day from China

Today is World IP Day, the annual day to celebrate intellectual property rights and what they mean for stakeholders and society at large.  It’s organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This year’s theme is visionary innovators, see here. As an example of such a visionary innovator from China, Ms Tu Youyou (屠呦呦) was mentioned: “Tu Youyou’s dogged analysis of herbal remedies results in a malaria treatment that saves millions of lives.” Ms Tu discovered artemisinin (also known as Qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin.

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