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  • Intellectual Property Rights and the Life Science Industriesby Graham Dutfield

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 76.00

    This book is a highly readable and entertaining account of the co-evolution of the patent system and the life science industries since the mid-19th century. The pharmaceutical industries have their origins in advances in synthetic chemistry and in natural products research. Both approaches to drug discovery and business have shaped patent law, as have... more...

  • The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology Innovationby David Castle

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Intellectual property rights, particularly patents, occupy a prominent position in innovation systems, but to what extent they support or hinder innovation is disputed. Through the lens of biotechnology, this book covers issues at the crossroads of innovation and IPRs to evaluate claims of the positive and negative impacts of IPRs on innovation. more...

  • Intellectual Property and Sustainable Developmentby Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz; Pedro Roffe

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Experience, as well as cyclical attitudes to intellectual property (IP), shows that there is no particular 'one-size-fits-all' model of IP protection. This book explores the pervasive importance of IP in the world of globalization and the knowledge economy. more...

  • Intellectual Property and the Limits of Antitrustby Katarzyna Czapracka

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Examines the growing divergence between the EU and the US in their approach to antitrust law, particularly where it relates to intellectual property rights (IPRs). This book is suitable for postgraduate students, academics and practitioners in intellectual property and competition law. more...

  • Patent Policyby Pia Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 55.95

    Intellectual property rights have become increasingly important for our modern economies in recent years. Although the entire patent system has a profound effect on the decision of firms of whether to conduct research and at which volume, patent law is the heart of the entire patent system. Therefore, this book focuses on the economic effects of certain... more...

  • Intellectual Property and Developmentby Carsten Fink; Keith E. Maskus

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 14.99

    International policies towards protecting intellectual property rights have seen profound changes over the past two decades. Rules on how to protect patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property have become a standard component of international trade agreements. Most significantly, during the Uruguay Round of multilateral... more...

  • Biotechnological Inventionsby Dr Oliver Mills

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Advances in modern biotechnology have produced profound and far-reaching implications for the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. As a result, a debate has arisen surrounding the legal, moral and social problems connected with this technology, a central part of the debate focusing on the role of moral considerations in the patent... more...

  • Patents and Industry Standardsby J.H. Park

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Dr Jae Park is to be congratulated for turning our attention to this difficult and underexplored area. His work focuses on standards and patents but goes well beyond an initial first analysis. He examines the finer points of both sets of rules in order to find out exactly where the problem lies and he then looks at the existing mechanisms that could... more...

  • Copyright, Contracts, Creatorsby G. D?Agostino

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Copyright, Contracts, Creators evaluates the efficacy of current copyright law to address the contracting and use of creative works. more...

  • Intellectual Property and Human Rightsby W. Grosheide

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Provides an explanation to the relationship between intellectual property law and human rights law. This work promotes the view that this relationship should be central to the analysis of many of the profound problems that nation states and the international community encounter, be they scientific, technological or cultural. more...