Limiting Patents' in R Hilty and L Kung-Chung (Ed), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward

R Hilty and L Kung-Chung (ed), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward (Springer, Berlin 2015) 313-332

Posted: 20 Apr 2016

See all articles by Brad Sherman

Brad Sherman

Independent

Lionel A. F. Bently

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 19, 2015

Abstract

Drawing on the 2010 WIPO Study into patent exclusions and exceptions, the chapter examines the limits that are placed on patents in different countries around the world. After looking at some of the problems that arise in undertaking a global study of this nature, we then look at some of the key reasons given for the existence of different exclusions and exceptions. This is followed by a wide-ranging historical account of the fate of exclusions and exceptions over the last century. The chapter ends by speculating on possible future developments and a plea to ensure that the flexibility in international law is not constrained unnecessarily.

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel A. F., Limiting Patents' in R Hilty and L Kung-Chung (Ed), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward (April 19, 2015). R Hilty and L Kung-Chung (ed), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward (Springer, Berlin 2015) 313-332 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2766834

Brad Sherman (Contact Author)

Independent

No Address Available

Lionel A. F. Bently

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
131
PlumX Metrics