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Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order

Edited by Frederick M. Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, Florida State University College of Law, US, Carlos M. Correa, Professor and Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics (CEIDIE), Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Peter Drahos, Professor, Australian National University and Queen Mary University of London, UK
The patent has emerged as a dominant force in 21st century economic policy. This book examines the impact of the BRICS and other emerging economies on the global patent framework and charts the phenomenal rise in the number of patents in some of these countries.
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Publication Date: 2014
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  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Development
The patent has emerged as a dominant force in 21st century economic policy. This book examines the impact of the BRICS and other emerging economies on the global patent framework and charts the phenomenal rise in the number of patents in some of these countries.

Guided by three of the world’s leading thinkers on patent law and development, a group of experts from around the world, including the BRICS and key developed country patent powers, examine critical issues raised by patent globalization. Is increasing use of the patent system in China, India, Brazil and other emerging markets part of a deeper change in world technological leadership? Do the established patent powers of Europe, Japan and the USA continue to lead regulatory development of patent systems or are new models being formed in emerging markets? What are the effects of patent globalization on regions like the Middle East, Africa and lower income areas of Asia? Through the answers to these questions, the reader is furnished with a rounded understanding of 21st century patent globalization and emerging market dynamics.

This book will appeal to patent law specialists, as well as scholars interested in the intersection between patents, innovation and economic development. In particular, the in-depth analysis would also be useful for policy analysts within government or research institutes working on patent policy issues.
Contributors: F.M. Abbott, D. Borges Barbosa, C.M. Correa, P. Drahos, M. El Said, C. Fink, P. Gehl Sampath, K. Karachalios, R. Kher, J. Kuanpoth, A. Kudlinski, T. Payosova, P. Roffe, S.K. Sell, Y. Tamura, G. Van Overwalle, Y.A. Vawda, H. Zhang, W. Zhuang
Contents:

PART I Introduction

1. Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order: The Forces of Change
Frederick M. Abbott, Carlos M. Correa and Peter Drahos

PART II Context

2. Intellectual Property Activity Worldwide – Key Trends, Facts, and Figures
Carsten Fink

3. The Geo-politics of the World Patent Order
Susan K. Sell

4. Rethinking the Patent System from the Perspective of Economics
Haiyang Zhang

5. Rethinking the Role of the Patent Office from the Perspective of Responsive Regulation
Peter Drahos

6. The Technology Transfer Debates and the Role of Emerging Economies
Padmashree Gehl Sampath and Pedro Roffe

7. Development Strategies of Emerging Economies in the Era of Climate Change: Do Patent Statistics Tell us Anything?
Konstantinos Karachalios

PART III The BRICS

Brazil

8. Patents and the Emerging Markets of Latin America – Brazil
Denis Borges Barbosa

China

9. Evolution of the Patent System in China
Wei Zhuang

India

10. India in the World Patent Order
Rajeev Kher

Russia

11. Russian Trip to the TRIPS: Patent Protection, Innovation Promotion and Public Health
Tetyana Payosova

South Africa

12. Harmonizing the National Policies for Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Industry and Intellectual Property: The South African Experience
Andre Kudlinski

13. Patent Law in Emerging Economies: South Africa
Yousuf A. Vawda

PART IV ASEAN

14. Patents and the Emerging Markets of Asia: ASEAN and Thailand
Jakkrit Kuanpoth

PART V The Middle East

15. IP Policy and Regulation in the Arab World: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Mohammed El Said

PART VI The OECD Response

Europe

16. The Impact of Emerging Market Patent Systems on Europe: Awaiting “The Rape of Europa”?
Geetrui Van Overwalle

Japan

17. IP-Based Nation: Strategy of Japan
Yoshiyuki Tamura

USA

18. The United States Response to Emerging Technological Powers
Frederick M. Abbott