Public Interest, Public Domain, Commons and Patent Law (In French)

PUBLIC INTEREST AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, pp. 149-175, M. Buydens, S. Dusollier, eds., Bruylant, 2008

14 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2010

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Geertrui Van Overwalle

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: December 2, 2010

Abstract

In the delicate interaction between intellectual property and public interest, two antinomian questions come to the fore. The first question is to what extent patent law guarantees public interest, contributes to public interest or, on the contrary, limits public interest. The second question is to what extent public interest influences patent law.

In an attempt to provide an answer to those two questions, we examine the notion of public interest, and the relation public interest entertains with patent law, from three different persectives: the notion of public interest sensu sensu stricto, the concept of the public domain, and last but not least, the concept of the commons.

Note: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: Patent Law, Public Interest, Commons, Positive Commons, Negative Commons, Semi-Commons, Anti-Commons, Compensatory Liability Regime, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)

JEL Classification: D23, D45, H41, H51, I18, K11, L14, L65, O13, O31, O32, O34

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, Public Interest, Public Domain, Commons and Patent Law (In French) (December 2, 2010). PUBLIC INTEREST AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, pp. 149-175, M. Buydens, S. Dusollier, eds., Bruylant, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1719257

Geertrui Van Overwalle (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.kuleuven.be/citip/en/staff/00015469

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