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Patent Rights in Pharmaceuticals in Developing Countries

Major Challenges for the Future Jakkrit Kuanpoth, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand
The book engages with a broad range of new case studies, providing a detailed examination of options for the resolution of access-to-medicine issues at global, national and local levels. In addition, the book reflects the significant progress in international and national patent law and in international policymaking in this area.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: $128.00 Web: $115.20
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 674 8
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  • Law - Academic
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
India’s 2005 adoption of a TRIPS-consistent patent regime will reveal whether Indian generic pharmaceuticals companies will continue to supply essential drugs for developing nations such as Thailand, who are reliant on India for the supply of cheap medicines. Patent Rights in Pharmaceuticals in Developing Countries investigates the public policy and public health implications of pharmaceutical patenting in countries such as India and Thailand.

The book engages with a broad range of new case studies, providing a detailed examination of options for the resolution of access-to-medicine issues at global, national and local levels. In addition, the book reflects the significant progress in international and national patent law and in international policymaking in this area.

Broadly accessible, the work will appeal to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers and academics in fields such as intellectual property law, public health, industrial economics, development studies and political science. National policymakers and government officials, as well as professionals based in international organizations and pharmaceutical industries, will also find this exciting work of great interest.
‘Dr Kuanpoth’s book is an erudite and constructive contribution to the debate on patents and public health. The book’s focus on India and Thailand, both of which have sought actively to balance patent rights with public health goals, provides some valuable findings that should lead to more sensitive intellectual property policymaking in the developing and developed worlds.’
– Graham Dutfield, University of Leeds, UK
Contents: Introduction 1. Patent System Overview 2. Patents and their International Application 3. Patent Rules and Procedures: Indian Law 4. Patent Rules and Procedures: Thai Law 5. Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals: The Case of India 6. Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals: The Case of Thailand 7. Patents and Access to Essential Medicines 8. Comparative Analysis Bibliography Index