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Intellectual Property Rights: Legal and Economic Challenges for Development

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Keith E. Maskus, Ruth L. Okediji, and Jerome H. Reichman


In recent years, intellectual property rights (IPR) both in the form of patents and copyrights have expanded in their coverage, the width and depth of protection, and the tightness in their enforcement. Moreover, for the first time in history, the IPR regime has become increasingly uniform at international level by means of the TRIPS agreement, irrespectively of the degrees of development of the various countries. The book, first, addresses from different angles the effects of IPR on the processes of innovation and innovation diffusion in general, and with respect to developing countries in pa ... More

Keywords: IPR, development, innovation diffusion, trips, knowledge commons, transfer of technologies, imitation

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660759
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mario Cimoli, editor
Director of the Production; Professor of Economics, Productivity and Management Division at UN-ECLAC; University of Venice Ca' Foscari

Giovanni Dosi, editor
Professor of Economics and Director, Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Keith E. Maskus, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder

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Part I IPR, Innovation and Development: Economic History and Theory

2 Innovation, Technical Change, and Patents in the Development Process: A Long-Term View1

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Roberto Mazzoleni and Bhaven N. Sampat

Part II Knowledge Appropriation and Development

5 Ethical Incentives for Innovation1

Sarah Chan, John Harris, and John Sulston

6 Is Bayh-Dole Good for Developing Countries? Lessons from the U.S. Experience

Anthony D. So,* Bhaven N. Sampat, Arti K. Rai, Robert Cook-Deegan, Jerome H. Reichman, Robert Weissman, and Amy Kapczynski

Part III Experiences from Public Health, Agriculture, and Green Technology

12 Intellectual Property and Alternatives: Strategies for Green Innovation

Jerome ReichmanArti K. RaiRichard G. Newell and Jonathan B. Wiener

Part IV Challenges for Governance and Policymaking

Part V Conclusion

17 The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries: Some Conclusions

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Keith E. Maskus, Ruth L. Okediji, Jerome H. Reichman, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

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