This book discusses the economic, political, legal, and social concerns of the world's governments on intellectual property rights. It analyzes the systems of both developed and developing economies and draws a clear picture of the status of intellectual property regimes around the world.
Part I: Introduction 1. Intellectual Property Rights in the 1990s: Problems and Solutions Part II: Issues in Intellectual Property Rights 2. Intellectual Property, Technology and Economic Growth 3. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: Research and Development Decisions and Economic Growth 4. Computer Software: Protecting the Crown Jewels of the Information Economy Part III: International Comparisons: Developing Countries 5. The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Industrial Technology Development in Brazil 6. Case Studies in Brazilian Intellectual Property Rights 7. A Microeconomic View of Intellectual Property Protection in Brazilian Development 8. Intellectual Property Rights and the Management of R&D in India 9. Economic Development and Intellectual Property Protection in Southeast Asia: Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand Part IV: International Comparisons: Developed Countries 10. New International Environment for Intellectual Property Rights 11. Intellectual Property, Technology, Assets and Strategic Choices in the United States 12. Macroeconomic Perspectives on the use of Intellectual Property Rights in Japan's Economic Performance 13. Intellectual Property Rights in Japan and the Protection of Computer Software 14. Intellectual Property Protection in the European Community Part V: Conclusion 15. Developing a Framework for Intellectual Property Protection to Advance Innovation