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Conflict between Patents and Access to Medicine

Holger Hestermeyer

in Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter starts by demonstrating in economic terms that pharmaceutical patents result in higher prices in developing countries, thus constituting a barrier to access to medicine in those ... More


Law, Human Rights, and the Bioethical Discourse

Michael Freeman

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers a case study of global pharmaceutical patents to examine possible engagements between law, in particular human rights law, and bioethics. It argues that current theories of ... More


Indian Patent Law Declares Independence

Prashant Reddy T. and Sumathi Chandrashekaran

in Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470662
eISBN:
9780199088850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470662.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

After Independence in 1947 from the British, the new Indian government began to seriously examine the possibility and suitability of completely doing away with patents for pharmaceutical inventions. ... More


Life after Marrakesh

Prashant Reddy T. and Sumathi Chandrashekaran

in Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470662
eISBN:
9780199088850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470662.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The signing of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement at Marrakesh in 1994 marked the beginning of a new international IP regime. As per Article 27 of the Agreement on Trade-Related ... More


Surrender at Geneva

Prashant Reddy T. and Sumathi Chandrashekaran

in Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470662
eISBN:
9780199088850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470662.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The Patents Act, 1970 and its virtual abolition of a pharmaceutical patent regime did not go unchallenged by the innovator pharmaceutical industry of the developed world. Starting in the mid-1980s, ... More


Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

Prashant Reddy T. and Sumathi Chandrashekaran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470662
eISBN:
9780199088850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470662.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In 1947, a newly independent India was saddled with a host of intellectual property (IP) laws left behind by the British. In the following decades, India broke away from colonial IP legacies, while ... More


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