Intellectual Property Law

Economic and Social Justice Perspectives

Edited by Anne Flanagan, Queen Mary University of London, UK and Maria Lillà Montagnani, Università L. Bocconi, Italy

Intellectual Property Law examines emerging intellectual property (IP) issues through the bifocal lens of both economic analysis and individual or social justice theories.

This study considers restraints on IP rights both internal and external to IP law and explores rights disequilibria from the perspective of both the rationale of IP law and the interface with competition law. The expert contributors discuss the phenomenon in various contexts of patent, trade secret; and copyright, each a tool to incentivize the growth of knowledge beyond innovation and creativity.

‘. . . excellent and provocative. . . This is a serious, deep and thought-provoking book which is reviewed now because of the increasing importance of intellectual property today in both the EU and US.’
– Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer

‘Professors Flanagan and Montagnani have assembled a volume of essays recognizing that in a global information age, intellectual property is not merely a business asset, but a social phenomenon. The contributors marry consideration of fairness with exploration of efficiency, examination of economics with analysis of equity, drawing upon expertise and examples from both European and American law. The resulting collection will be an invaluable resource on both sides of the Atlantic, and around the globe.’
– Dan L. Burk, University of California, Irvine, School of Law, US

2010 232 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 627 4 £80.10 £89.00 $115.20 $128.00

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