Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Development AgendaGlobal Intellectual Property and Developing Countries$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Neil Weinstock Netanel

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195342109

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342109.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 November 2020

Are National Patent Laws the Blossoming Rains?

Are National Patent Laws the Blossoming Rains?

Evidence fron Domestic Innovation, Technology Transfers, and International Trade Post Patent Implementations in the Period 1978–2002

Chapter:
(p.191) 9 Are National Patent Laws the Blossoming Rains?
Source:
The Development Agenda
Author(s):

Yi Qian

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342109.003.0009

Research on the effects of patent protection on innovation and technology transfer in the cross-country pharmaceutical industry adds to our understanding of the underlying forces driving a country's innovation level. This chapter extends the research of Qian (2007) to evaluate the effects of patent reforms on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) establishments and imports in the pharmaceutical sectors. It also attempts to integrate all the findings on innovations, technology transfer, and international trade, and discusses potential policy implications. By thoroughly controlling the country covariates, through a combination of matched sampling techniques with fixed-effect panel regression models, the analyses arrive at robust results across the various model specifications. First, national pharmaceutical patent protection alone does not stimulate domestic innovation, as estimated by the US patent awards and domestic R&D. FDI establishments and pharmaceutical exports did not increase significantly either. Imports, however, did flourish. Second, national patent law implementation demonstrates conditional importance for innovation acceleration and technology transfer, conditional upon certain country variables. Third, terms of trade are likely to decline immediately upon the new implementation of IPR.

Keywords:   IPR, pharmaceutical, FDI, innovation, TRIPS, development, cross-country analysis, matched sampling, pharmaceutical imports and export

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .