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Intellectual Property, Medicine and Health

2nd Edition

By Johanna Gibson


232 pages

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Intellectual Property, Medicine and Health examines critical issues and debates, including access to knowledge and medicinal products, human rights and development, innovations in life technologies and the possibility for ethical frameworks for intellectual property law and its application in public health. 

The second edition accounts for recent and in some areas extensive developments in this dynamic and fast-moving field. This edition brings together new and updated examples and analysis in competition and regulation, gene-related inventions and biotechnology, as well as significant cases, including Novartis v Union of India.


Review of the 1st Edition: '…Professor Gibson brings a distinctly legal perspective to bear on the critical issue of intellectual property and medicines. Yet, more importantly, she frames the analysis in the context of the historical and cultural development of the western democratic notion of "property", "ownership" and "use".' European Journal of Public Health

Table of Contents



Part 1: Health

Chapter 1: The Life of Health

Chapter 2: The Health of Intellectual Property

Part 2: Rights

Chapter 3: The Human Right to Health

Chapter 4: Health, Development, Culture

Chapter 5: Patent Morality

Part 3: Life

Chapter 6: The Technology of Life

Chapter 7: Life’s Libraries

Part 4: Access

Chapter 8: Access

Chapter 9: Use

Conclusion to the First Edition

Conclusion to the Second Edition



About the Author

Johanna Gibson is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, where she researches in intellectual property law and policy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation