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The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries

Neil Weinstock Netanel


Do broad, universal intellectual property rights bring the benefits of innovation, creativity, technical know-how, and foreign investment to developing countries? Or do treaties that require developing countries to grant greater intellectual property protection actually stifle development and impede access to the knowledge and essential medicines that the world's poor so desperately need? The debate over such questions has raged for decades, among scholars and diplomats, lawmakers and policy makers, nongovernmental organizations and international agencies, IP industries and development policy ... More

Keywords: developing countries, development, intellectual property, WIPO, TRIPS, technology transfer, pharmaceuticals, copyright, patent

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342109
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342109.001.0001


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1 Introduction

Neil Weinstock Netanel

Part One The Development Agenda and the International IP Treaty Regime

2 The Development Agenda at WIPO

Henrique Choer Moraes, and Otávio Brandelli

3 TRIPS 3.0

Daniel J. Gervais

Part Two The Development Agenda in Historical and Institutional Context

Part Three The Development Agenda: Cautionary Notes from Two Directions

Part Four Intellectual Property and Development: A Comparative Analysis

Part Five Access to Medicine

13 IPRs and Technological Development in Pharmaceuticals

Francesco Laforgia, Fabio Montobbio, and Luigi Orsenigo

Part Six Cultural Industries

16 Trading Copyright

Michael D. Birnhack

Part Seven Industry Structure, Innovation, and Access

Part Eight Intellectual Property and Developing-Country Citizens’ Freedom

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