Wto, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Knowledge Economy

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Overview

This comprehensive collection brings together major articles written by leading economists, political scientists and legal scholars to analyse the complexities of the modern global system of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and its relationship with the WTO. This authoritative volume will be an important source of reference for scholars and policymakers seeking to understand the development and trade impacts of intellectual property protection.
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Introduction
1 Trade-related intellectual property issues : the Uruguay Round Agreement and its economic implications 3
2 TRIPs and the WTO : an uneasy marriage 42
3 Regulatory standards in the WTO : comparing intellectual property rights with competition policy, environmental protection, and core labor standards 54
4 Life after TRIPS - aggression and opposition 72
5 An introduction to the law and economics of intellectual property 123
6 Economic theories about the benefits and costs of patents 148
7 Adapting the intellectual property system to new technologies 170
8 Intellectual property rights and competition policy : a framework for the analysis of economic and legal issues 198
9 Intellectual property rights and economic development 245
10 Sharing the benefits of biodiversity : is there a role for the patent system? 292
11 Social costs and benefits of introducing patent protection for pharmaceutical drugs in developing countries 325
12 Post-trips options for access to patented medicines in developing nations 355
13 Patents, appropriate technology, and north-south trade 385
14 Strategic trade policy, intellectual property rights protection, and north-south trade 406
15 Intellectual property rights and foreign direct investment 440
16 The north's intellectual property rights standard for the south? 464
17 How trade-related are intellectual property rights? 493
18 How do foreign patent rights affect U.S. exports, affiliate sales, and licenses? 515
19 Do stronger patents induce more innovation? : evidence from the 1988 Japanese patent law reforms 544
20 Reaping what you sow : an empirical analysis of international patent harmonization 568
21 The role of intellectual property rights in economic growth 594
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