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TRIPS Compliance, National Patent Regimes and Innovation

Evidence and Experience from Developing Countries Edited by Sunil Mani, Director and Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala, India and Richard R. Nelson, formerly Columbia University, US
This topical volume deals with the processes through which TRIPS compliance was achieved in four developing country jurisdictions: Brazil, China, India and Thailand. More importantly, it analyses the macro and micro implications of TRIPS compliance for innovative activity in industry in general, but focuses specifically on the agrochemical, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 946 8
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Evolutionary Economics
  • Intellectual Property
With respect to intellectual property regimes, a significant change in international governance rules is mandated by the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

This topical volume deals with the processes through which TRIPS compliance was achieved in four developing country jurisdictions: Brazil, China, India and Thailand. More importantly, it analyses the macro and micro implications of TRIPS compliance for innovative activity in industry in general, but focuses specifically on the agrochemical, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.

This unique volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars working on development, evolutionary economics and technology.
‘Has TRIPS contributed to the catch-up of developing countries or has it only strengthened the power of big multinationals? This book tries to answer this important question by studying what in fact happened in four countries – Brazil, China, India and Thailand. The book succeeds in giving a balanced account of what happened after TRIPS and suggests that the impact of TRIPS alone was probably not that critical. Many readers will find the case studies on pharmaceuticals and other industries valuable.’
– Hiroyuki Odagiri, Commissioner, Fair Trade Commission of Japan
Contributors: T. Caliari, P. Charoenporn, S. Chaudhuri, S. Hong, P. Intarakumnerd, S. Mani, R. Mazzoleni, L. Nagarajan, R.R. Nelson, L. Martins Costa Póvoa, C. Pray, V.K. Unni
Contents:

1. Introduction
Sunil Mani and Richard R. Nelson

2. Innovations in the Brazilian Pharmaceutical Industry in Post-TRIPS
Thiago Caliari, Roberto Mazzoleni and Luciano Martins Costa Póvoa

3. TRIPS Compliance of National Patent Regimes and Domestic Innovative Activity, The Indian Experience
Sunil Mani, Sudip Chaudhuri, V. K Unni, Carl Pray and Latha Nagarajan

4. Knowledge Transfer in the Thai Automotive Industry and Impacts from Changing Patent Regimes
Patarapong Intarakumnerd and Peera Charoenporn

5. National Patent Regime and Indigenous Innovations in compliance with TRIPS: A Case Study of China
Song Hong

6. Conclusion
Sunil Mani and Richard R.Nelson

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