Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property

Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property


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The fields of intellectual property have broadened and deepened in so many ways that commentators struggle to keep up with the ceaseless rush of developments and hot topics. Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property is a series that is designed to help authors escape this rush. It creates a forum for authors who wish to more deeply question, investigate and reflect upon the evolving themes and principles of the discipline.

With a view to setting in train a process of emergent critical scholarship, this inaugural volume of Kritika brings together leading scholars from the different fields of the discipline, reflecting on the private regulatory power of patents; the role of competition law in the search for the holy grail of balance in IP; the fictions of patent law; the anthropological relativism of IP; the historical transmission processes behind the IP concept; the vanishing paradigm of exclusivity in a digital environment; models of inclusive patents serving open innovation; and the rhetoric behind the copyright ratchet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784712051
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Edited by Peter Drahos, Professor of Law and Governance, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Gustavo Ghidini, Professor Emeritus, University of Milan and Professor of IP and Competition Law, LUISS University, Rome, Italy and Hanns Ullrich, Professor Emeritus, affiliated research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany

Table of Contents


1. Rethinking Patents: from “Intellectual Property” to "Private Taxation Scheme"

Frederick M. Abbott

2. Overplaying the Innovation Card: The Stronger Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law

Steve Anderman

3. Patent Examination and Legal Fictions: How Rights are Created on Feet of Clay

Carlos M. Correa

4. Making Room for Magic in Intellectual Property Policy

Miranda Forsyth

5 . Intellectual Property: The Global Spread of a Legal Concept

Alexander Peukert

6 . The New Paradigm of Creativity and Innovation and Its Corollaries for the Law of Obligations

Marco Ricolfi

7. Inventing Inclusive Patents. From Old to New Open Innovation

Geertrui Van Overwalle

8. The Confuzzling Rhetoric Against New Copyright Exceptions

Peter K. Yu


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