Researching Social Justice Aspects of Intellectual Property

Researching Social Justice Aspects of Intellectual Property, in Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Research: Lenses, Methods, and Perspectives (Irene Calboli and Maria LillĂ  Montagnani, editors, Oxford University Press 2021)

Howard Law Research Paper

11 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021

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Lateef Mtima

Howard University School of Law

Steven D. Jamar

Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice; Howard University School of Law

Date Written: July 16, 2021

Abstract

This chapter provides a brief introduction to intellectual property (IP) social justice theory and guidance on how to research social justice issues in IP. Included are tips for finding social justice issues in IP law and administration; a toolkit for addressing such issues; and examples of the process in use. IP social justice examines IP law and administration to determine rules and processes that adversely affect equality with particular focus on access to IP; inclusion in the benefits that flow from IP creation, use, and exploitation; and empowerment of marginalized groups within society who are not fully benefiting from both IP they have generated and use of IP created by others. This chapter provides tips on spotting and addressing IP social justice issues both with respect to implementation and with respect to normative aspects.

Keywords: social justice; marginalized groups; access; inclusion; empowerment; equality; inequality, liberty, human rights, economic liberty, equity, inequitable, transnational, social injustice, intellectual property, IP-SJ, legal research

Suggested Citation

Mtima, Lateef and Jamar, Steven D., Researching Social Justice Aspects of Intellectual Property (July 16, 2021). Researching Social Justice Aspects of Intellectual Property, in Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Research: Lenses, Methods, and Perspectives (Irene Calboli and Maria LillĂ  Montagnani, editors, Oxford University Press 2021), Howard Law Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3964965

Lateef Mtima

Howard University School of Law ( email )

2900 Van Ness St., N.W.
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Steven D. Jamar (Contact Author)

Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

HOME PAGE: http://iipsj.org

Howard University School of Law ( email )

2900 Van Ness Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.howard.edu

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