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The Innovation Society and Intellectual Property

Edited by: Josef Drexl, Anselm Kamperman Sanders

ISBN13: 9781789902341
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00

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Intellectual property (IP) rights impact innovation in diverse ways. This book critically analyses whether additional rights beyond patents, trademarks and copyrights are needed to promote innovation. Featuring contributions from thought-leaders in the field of IP, this book examines the check and balances that already exist in the IP system to safeguard innovation and questions to what extent existing IP regimes are capable of catering to new paradigms of innovation and creativity.

Taking a multi-angled view of the topic, this book questions whether IP rights by definition encourage innovation and explores the role of exceptions and limitations to IP rights as well as the application of competition law to promote innovation. Chapters analyse diverse topics within the field of IP such as plant varieties protection, geographical indications and 3D printing. Taken as a whole this book advocates that a pro-innovation rationale must be applied when new IP legislation is designed.

This book will be an engaging source of information for researchers and policy-makers with an interest in the direction of IP legislation and the promotion of innovation. It will also be relevant for scholars of competition law who are seeking information on the relationship between competition and IP.

Intellectual Property Law
Part I IP Expansion: The Effect of New Intellectual Property Rights on Innovation
1. Utility models: Do they really serve national innovation?
Uma Suthersanen
2. Plant Varieties: Is UPOV 1991 a good fit for developing countries?
Mrinalini Kochupillai
3. Geographical indications and innovation, what is the connection?
Anke Moerland
Part II A Need to Limit the scope of intellectual Property?
4. Examining the public domain empirically
Kris Erickson, Martin Kretschmer and Dinusha Mendis
5. A doctrine of the public domain
Alexander Peukert
6. Free-riding on the repute on trade marks – Does protection generate innovation?
Ansgar Ohly
7. The European foreign policy for intellectual property rights enforcement
Xavier Seuba and Elena Dan
8. Revisiting the patent misuse doctrine: Its potential contribution to maintaining incentives for innovation
Daryl Lim
9. Standard-essential patents – Limiting exclusivity for the sake of innovation
Peter Picht
10. Intellectual property and open innovation in 3D printing – A different form of exclusivity
Nari Lee
11. Transformative use and user-generated content – Integrating new paradigms of creativity in copyright law
Matthias Leistner and Verena Roder-Hießerich