The Invention of the Public Interest: About Public Health, Sustainable Development and Patent Law (De Uitvinding van het Algemeen Belang: Over Volksgezondheid, Duurzame Ontwikkeling en Octrooirecht) (Dutch)
Geertrui Van Overwalle
Leuven University; Tilburg University
December 6, 2010
LIBER AMICORUM LUDOVIC DE GRYSE, pp. 321-330, Brigitte Dauwe, Bruno De Gryse, Eric De Gryse, Bruno Maes, Kristien Van Lint, eds., Larcier, 2010
Traditionally, economic progress is considered to be one of the common interpretations of public interest. Recently, consensus has grown that public interest also includes public health objectives. The present paper examines to what extent the concept of public interest can be understood to encompass sustainable development goals in the framework of climate change as well.
Keywords: Patent Law, Public Interest, Sustainable Development, Objectives Patent Law, Economic Interest, Public Health, Role Legislator, Role Private Actors, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Eco-Patent Commons
JEL Classification: D23, D45, H 41, H51, I18, K11, L14, L 65, O13, O31, O32, O34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 7, 2010
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