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, or video of a recent talk she gave at the University of California at Berkeley.
How can we do a better job of developing innovation, and innovation policy, to benefit the public interest, achieve social justice goals, and ensure public legitimacy? How can our government institutions better anticipate and address the ethical, social, environmental, and public health implications of emerging science and technology? Why and how have citizens become more critical of scientific and technological development and the institutions that govern it, and what can we do about it? 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.