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Methods and Perspectives in Intellectual Property

Edited by Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, University of Oxford, UK
The diversity of methods used and perspectives displayed in intellectual property law scholarship is now quite vast. This book brings together scholars from around the globe to discuss these methods and provide insights into how they are best used.
Extent: 400 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 997 0
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  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
The diversity of methods used and perspectives displayed in intellectual property law scholarship is now quite vast. This book brings together scholars from around the globe to discuss these methods and provide insights into how they are best used.

Methods and Perspectives in Intellectual Property portrays the multiplicity of approaches available to a scholar of IP, and demonstrates how our understanding of intellectual property law is enriched by, amongst other things, use of historical, comparative and empirical analysis. The book highlights the emergence of law and economics in the US as one of the dominant paradigms through which to consider intellectual property law, but also illustrates how learning may usefully be imported from other fields, such as law and society, political economy, and international relations, as well as less obvious quarters such as ethics and happiness research.

Methods and Perspectives in Intellectual Property will prove valuable for professors, researchers, policymakers and students in intellectual property law as well as other related areas.
Contributors: A. Adewopo, M. Barczewski, N. Bruun, I. Calboli, M. Chon, E. Derclaye, G.B. Dinwoodie, Y.M. Gadallah, C. Geiger, G. Ghidini, A. Griffiths, P. Johnson, D. Py?, A. Rahmatian, M. Senftleben, D. Tan, M.A. Wilkinson
Contents:

PART I: COMPARATIVE LAW
1. The Role of Comparative Legal Analysis in Intellectual Property Law: From Good to Great?
Irene Calboli

2. Comparative Approaches to Fair Use: An Important Impulse for Reforms in EU Copyright Law
Martin Senftleben

PART II: LAW AND ECONOMICS
3. A Fundamental Critique of the Law-and-Economics Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights
Andreas Rahmatian

4. The Applicability of Diminishing Returns Law to the Patent System
Yasser M. Gadallah

5. Trade Marks and Quality Assurance
Andrew Griffiths

PART III: LAW AND SOCIETY
6. The Social Function of Intellectual Property Rights, or How Ethics Can Influence the Shape and Use of IP Law
Christophe Geiger

7. What Can Intellectual Property Law Learn from Happiness Research?
Estelle Derclaye

8. Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development: A Distributive Justice Perspective
Maciej Barczewski and Dorota Py?

PART IV: CULTURAL STUDIES
9. Transcoding and Transformation: A Cultural Studies Approach to Copyright Fair Use Doctrine
David Tan

PART V: DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
10. The Development Imperative in the Global IP System: Some Reflections on Developing Africa
Adebambo Adewopo

11. PPPs in Global IP (Public–Private Partnerships in Global Intellectual Property)
Margaret Chon

PART VI: POLITICAL SCIENCE
12. Understanding Intellectual Property
Niklas Bruun

13. Exclusion and Access in Copyright Law: The Unbalanced Features of the InfoSoc Directive
Gustavo Ghidini

PART VII: LAW AND HISTORY
14. Access to Medicines and the Growth of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Britain
Phillip Johnson

PART VIII: THE INTERNET
15. Can a Culture of Crowdsourcing be Harnessed to Enhance the Validity and Narrow the Scope of Issued Patents? The Peer-to-Patent Pilots
Margaret Ann Wilkinson

Index