Patent protection often leads to high drug prices that make life-saving medicines unaffordable for patients. This tension further induces increasing patent infringement and invalidation to reduce prices, particularly in developing countries. In this edition of IP Literature Watch, we also include a paper that explores the object and purpose of key international treaties regulating trademark law from a human rights perspective.
Additionally, we examine how intellectual property has reconfigured itself into an economy driven by information and experience.
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License to all or access to all? A law and economics assessment of standard development organizations’ licensing rules
Should FRAND commitments be interpreted to require licensing all comers or could access to standards can be achieved through other, less rigid means?