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Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property: A Viable Policy Lever for Promoting Access to Critical Technologies?

TRIPS and Developing Countries – Towards a New World Order? (Gustavo Ghidini, Rudolph J.R. Peritz & Marco Ricolfi, eds., 2014 (Edward Elgar))

American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-16

23 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last revised: 26 Jun 2014

Charles R. McManis

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: April 2014

Abstract

The chapter discusses the statutory and treaty basis for compulsory patent licensing, briefly reviews instances in which compulsory licenses have been issued, surveys the economic rationale behind compulsory licensing and compares the potential application of compulsory licensing in essential medicines and climate change mitigation technology.

Keywords: compulsory license, patent, TRIPS, WTO, access to medicines, essential medicines, Doha, climate change

Suggested Citation

McManis, Charles R. and Contreras, Jorge L., Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property: A Viable Policy Lever for Promoting Access to Critical Technologies? (April 2014). TRIPS and Developing Countries – Towards a New World Order? (Gustavo Ghidini, Rudolph J.R. Peritz & Marco Ricolfi, eds., 2014 (Edward Elgar)); American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2342815

Charles R. McManis

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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