Made in Australia (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2015-11-28 03:33 (#VZS2) When the TPA is signed in 10 days time will this be the first bio invention to be given to America? Re: Made in Australia (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-11-28 13:09 (#W0QK) could you elaborate? It sounds snark, but I just wanted to be sure I knew what you were talking about. Re: Made in Australia (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2015-11-30 19:20 (#W794) Probably repeating what you already know, but I think he meant the TPP ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership). I haven't heard of claims that it would force inventions /patents to be transferred to the US. But there is a rather concerning Intellectual property clause in the agreement, and something that would reduce the ability of countries to continue to get prescription medicine at their current low prices ( as opposed to the outrageous prices we pay in the US ). I'm guessing that some people might take that to mean that US pharmaceuticals could also sue for patent violations? Which might lead to the US companies owning the new invention? But yeah, some snark too. Personally, I'm not sure where I stand on that trade deal. I haven't reviewed it in depth.