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Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property: A Viable Policy Lever for Promoting Access to Critical Technologies?


Charles R. McManis


Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

Jorge L. Contreras


American University - Washington College of Law

October 20, 2013

Forthcoming, TRIPS and Developing Countries – Towards a New World Order? (Gustavo Ghidini, Rudolph J.R. Peritz & Marco Ricolfi, eds., in press, 2014 (Edward Elgar)

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The chapter discusses the statutory and treaty basis for compulsory patent licensing, briefly reviews instances in which compulsory licenses have been issued, surveys the economic rationale behind compulsory licensing and compares the potential application of compulsory licensing in essential medicines and climate change mitigation technology.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: compulsory license, patent, TRIPS, WTO, access to medicines, essential medicines, Doha, climate change

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Date posted: October 23, 2013  

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McManis, Charles R. and Contreras, Jorge L., Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property: A Viable Policy Lever for Promoting Access to Critical Technologies? (October 20, 2013). Forthcoming, TRIPS and Developing Countries – Towards a New World Order? (Gustavo Ghidini, Rudolph J.R. Peritz & Marco Ricolfi, eds., in press, 2014 (Edward Elgar). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2342815

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Charles R. McManis
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law ( email )
Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)
American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States
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