'Arti Rai is a wise and pithy scholar of patent jurisprudence. She is an insightful futurist of intellectual property, showing great insight about the implications of new technologies - such as information technology, biotechnology, pharmacogenomics, and synthetic biology. Arti Rai is also a lucid and persuasive advocate of the necessity for patent law reform. This authoritative and carefully researched volume will be essential reading.' - Matthew Rimmer, the Australian National University, Australia
Patent offices around the world have granted millions of patents to multinational companies. Patent offices are rarely studied and yet they are crucial agents in the global knowledge economy. Based on a study of forty-five rich and poor countries that takes in the world's largest and smallest offices, Peter Drahos argues that patent offices have become part of a globally integrated private governance network, which serves the interests of multinational companies, and that the Trilateral Offices of Europe, the USA and Japan make developing country patent offices part of the network through the strategic fostering of technocratic trust. By analysing the obligations of patent offices under the patent social contract and drawing on a theory of nodal governance, the author proposes innovative approaches to patent office administration that would allow developed and developing countries to recapture the public spirit of the patent social contract.
Patents -- Evaluating the potential of new technology -- Drafting a business plan -- Going into business for yourself -- Employment agreements -- Confidential disclosure agreements -- Manufacturing and distributing alternatives -- Licensing inventions -- Marketing representatives -- Inventor organizations -- Invention promotion firms -- Sources of financing -- Naming the product and the company -- Protecting other intellectual property.
The essays in this book explore models designed to render patented genetic inventions accessible for further use in research, diagnosis or treatment. The models include patent pools, clearing house mechanisms, open source structures and liability regimes. They are analysed by scholars and practitioners in genetics, law, economics and philosophy. The volume looks beyond theoretical and scholarly analysis by conducting empirical investigation of existing examples of collaborative licensing models.
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