Compulsory License Case Study: An Introduction to Competing Patent Perspectives
Cynthia M. Ho, ACCESS TO MEDICINE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON PATENTS AND RELATED RIGHTS, Oxford University Press, April 2011
39 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2011
Date Written: February 2, 2011
This chapter builds upon the basic rules for compulsory licenses under TRIPS (available at http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1922803) to consider one reason TRIPS-compliant compulsory licenses remain controversial. It introduces two competing perspectives of patents as a possible social schema that can help anticipate (or at least better understand) not only controversy, but misstatements concerning the TRIPS rules for compulsory licenses.
Keywords: patent, TRIPS, compulsory license, Thailand, middle-income
JEL Classification: O34, O31, K33, H51, I18, F13, L42, L98
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