Access to Medicine in the Global Economy: International Agreements on Patents and Related Rights

ACCESS TO MEDICINE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON PATENTS AND RELATED RIGHTS, Oxford University Press, 2011

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-011

11 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2011

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Cynthia M. Ho

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Date Written: March 3, 2011

Abstract

This is the introduction to a book that explains and interprets important international agreements, beginning with the landmark Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS), but also including more recent free trade agreements and the pending Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The book addresses controversial topics, such as when a nation can provide a compulsory license, as well as whether a nation may suspend in-transit generic goods. The book also discusses how patent-like rights (such as "data exclusivity") prevent lower-cost generic medicines from entering into the marketplace and provides strategies for minimizing the harm of such rights. The book aims to provide an important first step toward eventual workable solutions by promoting a better understanding of existing and future laws that impact access to medicine.

Keywords: Patent, TRIPS, ACTA, Drug, Medicine, Compulsory License, Data Exclusivity, Patent Linkage

JEL Classification: K19, K20, K29, K33, L52, O31, O34, O38, O33

Suggested Citation

Ho, Cynthia M., Access to Medicine in the Global Economy: International Agreements on Patents and Related Rights (March 3, 2011). ACCESS TO MEDICINE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON PATENTS AND RELATED RIGHTS, Oxford University Press, 2011 , Loyola University Chicago School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1776606

Cynthia M. Ho (Contact Author)

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law ( email )

25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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