Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2017) is now out! You can order it here, or on Amazon. For a taste of the main themes, check out the podcast Parthasarathy did with Tech Talk, from the Center for Democracy and Technology.
How does social and political context shape the development and implications of science and technology? Why and how have citizens become more critical of scientific and technological development, and the institutions that govern it? How do scientific and other knowledge systems come into conflict in innovation and innovation policy, and what is the best way forward to maximize social benefit and ensure public legitimacy? How can our science and technology policy institutions better achieve the public interest, including social justice? These are the questions that drive Parthasarathy's research, teaching, and public engagement.
Recent Op-ed: “How to make sure we all benefit when nonprofits patent technologies like CRISPR.” The Conversation. 7/19/17.