Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development: The Access to Knowledge Approach

20 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2009 Last revised: 5 Jun 2012

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Lea Shaver

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: April 21, 2009

Abstract

Public discourse on IP often fails to ask the fundamental question: What is the purpose of intellectual property? The premise of this work is that intellectual property law exists to promote innovation and human development. First and foremost, IP policy must be judged by how well it advances - or frustrates - these goals. This introduction to the volume Access to Knowledge in Brazil: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development offers an introduction to this approach to evaluating IP law.

Keywords: intellectual property, access to knowledge, development, Brazil, IP, copyright, patents

Suggested Citation

Shaver, Lea Bishop, Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development: The Access to Knowledge Approach (April 21, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1437274 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1437274

Lea Bishop Shaver (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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