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Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation in the Post-TRIPS Era

Real-Life Lessons for the Developing World Burcu Kiliç, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program
This timely book investigates the concept of innovation and illustrates the crucial role that patent strategies play within processes of pharmaceutical innovation. Drawing on extensive country and company case studies, it identifies the key issues relevant to the revival of local pharmaceutical industries. Based on an understanding of the post-TRIPS environment and case studies of national innovation strategies, it specifically addresses an important question – to what extent can lessons from national experiences be transferred to current policy developments for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry in a developing country context?
Extent: 288 pp
Hardback Price: $130.00 Web: $117.00
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 412 8
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  • Law - Academic
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation In The Post-TRIPS Era investigates the concept of innovation and illustrates the crucial role that patent strategies play within processes of pharmaceutical innovation. Drawing on extensive country and company case studies, it identifies the key issues relevant to the revival of local pharmaceutical industries.

Based on an understanding of the post-TRIPS environment and case studies of national innovation strategies, the book specifically addresses an important question – to what extent can lessons from national experiences be transferred to current policy developments for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry in a developing country context? The book sets out a number of recommendations on how this can be achieved. It suggests that it can be done in relation to the key development objectives of promoting the technological and scientific advancement of the country, enhancing local pharmaceutical innovation capacities, adapting patent law to own local realities, providing wide access to medicines and knowledge, safeguarding public health interests, and fostering innovation.

Practitioners and policy planners within the pharmaceutical industry will deem this book invaluable as it addresses a number of practical implications for the promotion of the pharmaceutical industry. It will also be of enormous interest to students, researchers and academics specialising in intellectual property law and policy, science and technology, and the management of technology and innovation.
‘Overall, the book is very readable and well written, and it is clearly an interesting addition to the existing literature on pharmaceutical innovation in developing world.’
– European Intellectual Property Review
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Innovation 3. Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry 4. Looking at the Big Picture: National Innovation System 5. Innovation Country Case Studies 6. A Real Life Company Case Study; TEVA Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and its Distinctive Trajectories 7. Real life lessons for the developing world Bibliography Index