This work responds to the increasing need in many countries to better understand linkages between intellectual property, trade rules, and economic and social development, and to find new ways of implementing intellectual property rules and optimizing their effects. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the latest legal, economic, political and social research and advanced current thinking on the relationship between intellectual property and trade and development.
With new chapters addressing access to educational resources and innovation in the developing world, the use of traditional knowledge as a source of innovation, and TRIPS, TRIPS Pus and Developments across the whole of South Asia, this fully updated second edition presents new insights and discussions from economists and social scientists and benefits from access to the latest metrics and analytical tools available.
Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program, Vanderbilt University Law School
PART I: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & DEVELOPMENT: THE GLOBAL LINKAGES ; 1. Economic Growth and Intellectual Property Rights Protection: A Reassessment of the Conventional Wisdom ; 2. Intellectual Property Treaties and Development ; 3. The Dynamics of International Intellectual Property Policymaking ; 4. TRIPS and Development: An Update ; 5. Knowledge Management and Access to Essential Technologies ; PART II: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & DEVELOPMENT: THE REGIONAL LINKAGES ; 6. TRIPS, TRIPS Plus and Patentability Requirements, with a Specific Focus on Impacts in Latin America ; 7. TRIPS, TRIPS Plus and Development in Africa ; 8. TRIPS and TRIPS Plus and Development in South Asia ; PART III: OPTIMIZING DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AND OUTSIDE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NORMS ; 9. Intellectual Property, Development Strategies and Human Right ; 10. Intellectual Property and Theories of Developmental Justice ; 11. A Model for Access to Educational Resources and Innovation in the Developing World ; 12. Traditional Knowledge as a Source of Innovation ; 13. Global Ethical Boundaries of Intellectual Property and Development: The Case of the Human Genome Sequencing