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The Future of the Patent System

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Edited by: Ryo Shimanami

ISBN13: 9781781000533
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £101.00



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In a rapidly changing world, the underlying philosophies, the rationale and the appropriateness of patent law have come under question. In this insightful collection, the authors undertake a careful examination of existing patent systems and their prospects for the future. Scholars and practitioners from Japan, the US, Europe, India, Brazil and China give detailed analyses of current and likely future problems with their respective systems, and outline possible responses to them. With detailed and extensive contributions, this book will greatly appeal to both students, practitioners, policymakers, and academics who are interested in the problems of current patent system in the world and its future.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Foreword Nobuhiro Nakayama
Patent System at a Crossroads Yoichi Omori

PART I: ESSENCE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PATENT SYSTEM
1. Current Situation and Vision of the Patent System: From the Perspective of Jurisprudence Ryo Shimanami
2. Current Situation and Vision of the Patent System: From the Perspective of Economics Kazuyuki Motohashi
3. Ignoring Patents Mark A. Lemley

PART II: TRILATERAL AREA AND THE FUTURE OF THEIR PATENT SYSTEMS
4. The Future of IP in Europe Clara Neppel, Berthold Rutz, Guy Carmichael, Konstantinos Karachalios, Shirin Elahi and Ciaran McGinley
5. Taking Stock and Looking Ahead: The Future of U.S. Patent Law Jay P. Kesan
6. The Tasks of Japan and Overcoming Yasuda Futoshi

PART III: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND THE FUTURE OF THEIR PATENT SYSTEMS
7. Indian Patent System: The Road Ahead N.S. Gopalakrishanan and T.G. Agitha
8. The Brazilian Patent System: Challenges for the Future Vivian Yumy Mitsuuchi-Kunisawa
9. Review and Perspective on Chinese Patent System Zhang Ping

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