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Patent Law in Global Perspective
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Patent Law in Global Perspective

Ruth L. Okediji and Margo A. Bagley

Abstract

This book addresses critical and timely questions in patent law from a truly global perspective, with contributions from leading patent law scholars from various countries. Offering fresh insights and new approaches to evaluating key institutional, economic, doctrinal, and practical issues, these chapters reflect critical analyses and review of developments in national patent laws, and of efforts to reform the global patent system and reconfigure geopolitical interests in ongoing multilateral, trilateral, and bilateral initiatives. The book explores patent law issues through the lens of econom ... More

Keywords: patent law, global patent system, innovation, economic development, international relations, biotechnology, emerging economies, TRIPS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199334278
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334278.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth L. Okediji, editor
University of Minnesota Law School

Margo A. Bagley, editor
University of Virginia School of Law

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Contents

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I Global Patent Law and the Political Economy of Harmonization

4 Transnational Legal Ordering and Access to Medicines

Gregory Shaffer, and Susan K. Sell

II Global Approaches to Subject Matter Standards and Patentability

8 Patenting Plants

Mark D. Janis

III Patents, Institutions, and Innovation Pathways

IV Exceptions and Limits to Patent Protection

V TRIPS Compliance, Patent Enforcement, and Patent Remedies

18 Proof of Progress

Feroz Ali Khader, and Srividhya Ragavan

19 Pharmaceutical Patent Enforcement

Shamnad Basheer, Jay Sanklecha, and Prakruthi Gowda

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