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International Public Goods and Transfer of Technology Under A Globalized Intellectual Property Regime

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ISBN13: 9780521603027
ISBN: 0521603021
Published: May 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780521841962

Distinguished economists, political scientists, and legal experts discuss the implications of the increasingly globalized protection of intellectual property rights for the ability of countries to provide their citizens with such important public goods as basic research, education, public health, and environmental protection. Such items increasingly depend on the exercise of private rights over technical inputs and information goods, which could usher in a brave new world of accelerating technological innovation. However, higher and more harmonized levels of international intellectual property rights could also throw up high roadblocks in the path of follow-on innovation, competition and the attainment of social objectives. It is at best unclear who represents the public interest in negotiating forums dominated by powerful knowledge cartels.

This is the first book to assess the public processes and inputs that an emerging transnational system of innovation will need to promote technical progress, economic growth and welfare for all participants.

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Intellectual Property Law
Part I. International Provision of Public Goods under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime
Part II. Innovation and Technology Transfer in a Protectionist Environment
Part III. Sectoral Issues
Part IV. Reform and Regulation Issues.