Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property: A Viable Policy Lever for Promoting Access to Critical Technologies?
Charles R. McManis
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Jorge L. Contreras
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
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
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: compulsory license, patent, TRIPS, WTO, access to medicines, essential medicines, Doha, climate change
Date posted: October 23, 2013 ; Last revised: June 26, 2014