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In the wake of this unprecedented global crisis, numerous companies have formed intellectual-property-sharing initiatives to further the COVID-19 relief effort—most notably the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the contact-tracing initiative by mobile technology rivals. Other joint initiatives have formed to produce masks and other protective equipment. These efforts rely on rapid, fluid joint sharing and creation of intellectual property to meet urgent needs created by the COVID-19 crisis. These joint efforts to help the world are laudable. But they also create risks of intellectual property disputes after the crisis ends. To illustrate:

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