Intellectual Property, Human Rights And Competition
Access to Essential Innovation and Technology
Abbe E.L. Brown, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, UK
Hardback £78.00 on-line price £70.20
This detailed book explores the relationship between intellectual property, competition and human rights. It considers the extent to which they can and must be combined by decision makers, and how this approach can foster innovation in key areas for society – such as pharmaceutical drugs, communications software and technology to combat climate change.
Contents: Foreword by Charlotte Waelde 1. ‘The Essence of Intellectual Property Rights is the Right to Exclude’ 2. Problem and Solution? Some Introductions 3. Existing Links and Opportunities: Human Rights, Competition and Essential Technologies 4. An Existing Solution? The Judicial and Regulatory Interface between the Three Fields 5. Using Human Rights 6. Market Definition and Abuse: New Arguments for Access 7. Wider Perspectives 8. Conclusions Index