Rights and Responsibilities in Patents – A Precautionary Patent Framework in WTO Law

35 (9) European Intellectual Property Review 516-26, 2013

20 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2015 Last revised: 17 Oct 2015

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Phoebe Li

University of Sussex Law School

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This article explores the balance between states’ and right holders’ rights and responsibilities in IP, and considers how, and the extent to which a precautionary approach could be crystallized in the intellectual property (IP) patent regime, specifically in the access to medicines context.

Keywords: Precautionary approach; World Trade Organization; Compulsory licensing; TRIPS; Patents; Rights and responsibilities; Patentability

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Li, Phoebe, Rights and Responsibilities in Patents – A Precautionary Patent Framework in WTO Law (2013). 35 (9) European Intellectual Property Review 516-26, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2667867

Phoebe Li (Contact Author)

University of Sussex Law School ( email )

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Brighton BN1 9QN
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/305243

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