International Patent Law: Cooperation, Harmonization, and an Institutional Analysis of WIPO and the WTO

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Law - 208 pages
'For the newcomer to intellectual property, this book is a wonderful introduction to global innovation policy debates and the difficulties in identifying optimal patent strategies. For those in the field, the volume provides an engaging examination of
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1 Welfareenhancing harmonization
11
autarkic analysis
13
relaxed autarky
27
3 Bases for harmonization
39
PART 2 International patent law institutions
63
4 History
65
5 International patent cooperation as collective action
96
WIPO and the WTO
115
Conclusions and implications
157
Notes
167
References
185
Index
197
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