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Published: 21 April 2011

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780195390124

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Access to Medicine in the Global Economy

International Agreements on Patents and Related Rights

Cynthia Ho

  • A single-volume introduction to how patents impact access to medicine accessible to readers with no prior knowledge of patent law or international obligations on patents while still providing new legal analysis for existing scholars in this area
  • Provides new legal analysis of current controversies under important international agreements (including TRIPS, ACTA and various FTAs) with real-world application and illustrations
  • Synthesizes existing law together with a new theory on patents to provide an enhanced understanding of past and future issues concerning access to medicine
  • Clear layouts, chapter summaries, and many cited references in each chapter ensure that the book is a useful and easy to use research tool
  • Provides clear and engaging explanations of controversial and often confusing issues using a variety of methods including case studies, frequently-asked questions (FAQ's), summary tables and diagrams.Promotes an understanding of international agreements that impact access to life-saving drugs (through patent and related rights

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