TRIPS Compliance, National Patent Regimes and Innovation

TRIPS Compliance, National Patent Regimes and Innovation

Evidence and Experience from Developing Countries

Edited by Sunil Mani and Richard R. Nelson

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.

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Edited by Sunil Mani and Richard R. Nelson

Subjects: development studies, development economics, economics and finance, development economics, economics of innovation, evolutionary economics, intellectual property

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The authors themselves financed the research underlying the various country studies. However, a research grant received from the Earth Institute by Professor Nelson facilitated the three project meetings that were held at Columbia University, New York. Jennifer Washburn organized these meetings with considerable skill. We are extremely grateful to her for her great logistical support, which enabled the team to have uninterrupted conversations. Research assistance provided by V.S. Sreekanth and K. Kavitha at Trivandrum has also been a great source of support. J. Devika read through some of the chapters and improved their presentation. We are very much thankful to them as well. Caroline Cornish at Edward Elgar supervised the production of the book with remarkable ease. We owe a debt of gratitude to her and her colleagues.