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.
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
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.