Intellectual property (IP) is a significant asset for most companies. Patented p

Intellectual property (IP) is a significant asset for most companies. Patented p

Intellectual property (IP) is a significant asset for most companies. Patented products and
processes often enable the company’s very existence. Just as any other asset, IP must be
managed and protected in line with the fundamentals and mission of a company’s business and with the requirements of IP law.
Review Business Ethics Flashpoint 8.1: Creator/Consumer Balance (located at the end of the ebook section on intellectual property). This section of the text portrays negative actions and perceptions of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, but there were also many positive examples during the Covid-19 pandemic as companies set aside competitive interests to provide testing, equipment, and research in a more collaborative manner.
The primary balance remains the same: the rights and interests of the creator of the intellectual property compared to the needs of the consumers of the product.
Question: If you were the CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturer that had spent many years and millions of dollars in creating, developing, testing, and getting government approval for a new drug, how would you address the issues of protecting your intellectual property while meeting the patient/public needs for that drug?
Consider, for example:
• Profit and return on investment for company owners/shareholders
• Protecting intellectual property of the company
• Needs of patients, practitioners, and society
• Biblical support and guidance for your positions
• Any other legal and ethical concepts you believe may be relevant
Support your analysis with at least 3 scholarly sources other than the course materials, cited in- text and in a reference list. You must also integrate Scripture and Biblical worldview analysis.
This paper must contain at least 800 words and follow current APA format but does not require an abstract. The title page and reference list do not count towards the length requirement. Submit your paper as a Word document.