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)

LIBER AMICORUM LUDOVIC DE GRYSE, pp. 321-330, Brigitte Dauwe, Bruno De Gryse, Eric De Gryse, Bruno Maes, Kristien Van Lint, eds., Larcier, 2010

Posted: 7 Dec 2010

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Geertrui Van Overwalle

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

Date Written: December 6, 2010

Abstract

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, O34

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, 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) (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1721059

Geertrui Van Overwalle (Contact Author)

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

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

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