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Patent Design

Dominique Guellec

in The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

‘Patent design’ is the discipline which studies the substantive features of the patent system (subject matter, inventive step, scope, duration) from the point of view of their economic effects. From ... More


The Dispute Settlement Understanding: Interpretation of the Substantive Features of the TRIPS Agreement

Graeme B. Dinwoodie and Rochelle C. Dreyfuss

in A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: The Resilience of the International Intellectual Property Regime

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195304619
eISBN:
9780199933273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304619.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Private International Law

This Chapter analyzes the decisions of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in intellectual property cases to assess whether national laws can be adapted to reflect diversity, balance and historical ... More


Patentability Criteria as TRIPS Flexibilities: The Examples of China and India

Daniel J. Gervais

in Patent Law in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334278
eISBN:
9780199361106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334278.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter situates the “semantic” flexibilities following from the use of undefined terms in the TRIPS Agreement in the broader context of other forms of policy space available to WTO Members in ... More


Heightened Standards of Patentability: Raising the Bar on Inventions

Feroz Ali

in The Access Regime: Patent Law Reforms for Affordable Medicines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463480
eISBN:
9780199086344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463480.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Patents are not granted uniformly across nations as the standards for patentability varies across nations. This chapter analyses standards of patentability, specifically nonobviousness and the ... More


Multilateral Agreements and Policy Opportunities

Carlos M. Correa

in Intellectual Property Rights: Legal and Economic Challenges for Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199660759
eISBN:
9780191749186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660759.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The multilateral rules on intellectual property rights set out by the TRIPS Agreement limit the WTO members’ room to use foreign protected technologies for local production. However, governments ... More


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