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Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries

Srividhya Ragavan


For developing countries, the concept of sustainable development, as opposed to rapid pockets of development, embodies great promise for socio-political reasons. Most analyses of development, however, have focused on either trade mechanisms or intellectual-property regimes, which has resulted in overly narrow and sometimes paradoxical conclusions, with corresponding policy measures that have promised far more than they can deliver. While each of these mechanisms has benefits and disadvantages, questions about how they would interact and what kind of results they produce remain largely unexplor ... More

Keywords: developing countries, sustainable development, trade mechanisms, intellectual-property regimes, patent regime, India, compulsory licensing, patent protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199840670
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Srividhya Ragavan, author
University of Oklahoma College of Law