Arrowhead should look for ways to create an RNAi monopoly by sharing IP with other leading RNAi companies to create novel drugs with unrivaled potency and safety. If all
RNAi companies shared their best IP with each other, the combination would be extremely powerful! Let's obsolete small molecule and antibody drugs!
Do you even know what you are saying? Let's give away the technology for free and let anybody experiment with it to create their own versions and improvements? Want to know how that worked out for tekmira? Years of lawsuits with merk/sirna and then alnylam. yes great idea. Here's a better one. Let's make this technology open source. No need for patents anymore. Even better give it to the chinese, they have much more people to run experiments, much cheaper labor, and they can probably do much more with it than a company without cash.
I am saying they should patent the creation that results from the sharing of complementary IP. Novel drugs might be created that would not be possible if they didn't share IP during discovery. The original IP
Would remain patented by the founding company.