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Access to medicine in the global economy : international agreements on patents and related rights

Author: Cynthia M Ho
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The issue of how patents impact medicine has increased in significance within the last decade. The book provides an explanation of the current international infrastructure and explains how competing patent perspectives play a thus far unacknowledged role in promoting distortion and confusion.
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Genre/Form: Patents
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia M Ho
ISBN: 9780195390124 0195390121 9780199750184 0199750181
OCLC Number: 767996368
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 410 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: From conception to commercial success --
A limitation on the patent right to exclude : an introduction to international exhaustion --
An introduction to TRIPS --
Freedom under TRIPS : India as an example --
Compulsory licensing under TRIPS : an introduction --
Compulsory license case study : an introduction to competing patent perspectives --
Complicated compulsory licenses : the waiver/article 31bis "solution" --
An overview of "TRIPS-plus" standards --
Beyond patents : protecting drugs through regulatory laws --
Suspensions of in-transit "generic drugs" : a case study of competing perspectives --
A history of access to medicine through the lens of patent perspectives --
Looking toward the future.
Responsibility: Cynthia M. Ho.

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The issue of how patents impact medicine has increased in significance within the last decade. The book provides an explanation of the current international infrastructure and explains how competing patent perspectives play a thus far unacknowledged role in promoting distortion and confusion.

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