Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries by Srividhya RagavanPatent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries by Srividhya Ragavan

Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries

bySrividhya Ragavan

Hardcover | August 17, 2012

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For developing countries, the concept of sustainable development, as opposed to rapid pockets of development, embodies great promise for socio-political reasons. Most analyses of development, however, have focused on either trade mechanisms or intellectual-property regimes, which has resultedin overly narrow and sometimes paradoxical conclusions, with corresponding policy measures that have promised far more than they can deliver. While each of these mechanisms has benefits and disadvantages, questions about how they would interact and what kind of results they produce remain largelyunexplored. Similarly, almost all of these regimes provide generalized solutions that developing countries tend to denounce as ill-fitting. There are several flexibilities that can be used as effective tools, but knowing which flexibility applies best to what context remains contentious. In Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries, Srividhya Ragavan examines the interaction between trade and intellectual property regimes(using the patent regime in India as the focal point) in an integrated developmental framework to determine whether and how sustainable economic growth can be achieved in developing countries. This book examines a number of important questions: Is compulsory licensing the best way to provide accessto medication or is patent protection more efficient? Should innovation in plant breeding be protected at all? If so, should it be using patents or a sui generis mechanism?
Srividhya Ragavan is Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law with a focus on intellectual property, trade, and development. Her scholarship analyzes the interplay between international trade law and intellectual property, with an emphasis on issues that affect developing nations from embracing the trade regime. P...
Title:Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing CountriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPreface1. Correlation Between Patents and Development: Lessons from History2. The Unequals: National Realities and Patent Regimes of the Developing World3. The International Trade Regime Perspective4. The Poor Nations Harmonize5. The Missing Piece of the Trips Puzzle: Procedural Mechanisms6. Trips Patent Regime: The Poverty Penalty7. Is A Substantive Regime Adequate to Generate Full Compliance? The Biotechnology Debate8. Dying to Dine -The Story of the Great Agricultural Barrier9. The Debate on Plant Variety Protection10. Harvesting Poverty: The PBR Story in a Subsidy Plot11. Biodiversity: The Third but Ignored Paradigm of the Trade Regime12. Can the Trade Regime Lead to Sustainable Development?Index