Intellectual Property and Competitive Strategies in the 21st Century

Intellectual Property and Competitive Strategies in the 21st Century



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041121196
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Information Law Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorsxiii
Chapter 1Introduction to Intellectual Property1
Nature of the Intellectual Property System
Rationale for its Protection
Chapter 2Globalisation and Intellectual Property33
Nature of Globalisation and Role of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Challenges to Intellectual Property Protection and Role of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Chapter 3National Economic Development Strategy and Intellectual Property55
Market Orientation
Export Orientation
Foreign Direct Investment: Joint Ventures
Technology Transfer; Licensing; Technology Forecasting and Use of Patent Information for Forecasting Technology Trends
Intellectual Property and Environmentally Sound Technologies
Valuation of Intellectual Property
International Treaties
Chapter 4Protection of Cultural Heritage, Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Practices, Folklore and Sustainable Socio-economic Development69
Incentives and Rewards for Protection of Intellectual Property
Interface with the Intellectual Property System
Chapter 5Cultural and Information Industries89
The Growing Importance of the Cultural and Information Industries
Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property and National Identity
New Systems of Delivery of Information Products
Economic Contribution of the Cultural Industry
Chapter 6The Importance of Intellectual Property for Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)103
Nature of SMEs
Contribution of SMEs
Creating IP Culture in SMEs
Fostering Cooperation Amongst SMEs
Chapter 7Encouraging Research and Development (R&D)125
R&D, Innovation and Patents
Publicly Funded R&D and Innovation
SMEs and R&D
Chapter 8Role of Government in Fostering the Intellectual Property System143
National System of Innovation (NSI) as Policy Framework
Different Types of Technology Innovations
National Innovation Policy: Nurturing the Innovation Base
Venture Capital Financing
Global Innovation Chains
Support of Government in Fostering Development of High-tech Enterprises Through Incubators and Accelerators
Expenditure on Science and Technology (S&T)
Institutional Issues
Role of Government in International Relations in IP
Competition Law
IPR Institutions
Role in Awareness Building and Effective Enforcement
Enforcement Provisions in the TRIPS Agreement
Primacy of the Government Role
Chapter 9Role of the Private Sector in the Intellectual Property System163
Invention to Innovation
Private Societies/Associations as Protectors of IP
Patents as Tools for Encouraging Private R&D
Responsibilities of the Private Sector
Chapter 10Civil Society and Intellectual Property175
The Nature of Civil Society
Flexibility in the TRIPS Agreement
Civil Society and Biodiversity
Chapter 11Challenges for the Intellectual Property System185
Digital Economy
Domain Names
Biotechnology Including Human Genome
Chapter 12Demystification and Depoliticisation of Intellectual Property201
Need for Public Awareness of IP
Identification of IP
Depoliticisation of IP

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