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))
23 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last revised: 26 Jun 2014
Date Written: April 2014
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
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