Action Speaks kicks off its Fall 2012 season with 1980 Diamond v. Chakrabarty.
This case that first secured the right to patent ‘life’, set the stage for the biotech revolution and a debate about what can be monetized.
Live recording held at the café at AS220 on Empire Street, Providence at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Public Rights and Private Fights. With an expanded eight-week season and a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this year Action Speaks looks at moments when the rights of the individual have clashed with the needs or beliefs of the public—and where the line between private and public has been defined or blurred.