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The impact of stronger intellectual property rights on science and technology in developing countries

Clemente Forero ()
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Clemente Forero: School of Management, Universidad de Los Andes

No 3, Galeras. Working Papers Series from Universidad de Los Andes. Facultad de Administración. School of Management

Abstract: This paper identifies some effects of the global trend towards stronger protection of intellectual property rights on developing countries, and traces related debates. Pharmaceutics, biodiversity and ethnic knowledge are critical areas of impact. "Trade- relating" intellectual property might allow compensating developing countries, but incentive implementation of optimal compensation in the legislatures seems infeasible. Scientific communities in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to limitations of cooperation and access to information, resulting from stronger IPR, as their efforts to obtain normal science results must be considerable. Consequences of Bayh-Dole and research tool patenting on international scientific cooperation are analyzed in this context.

Keywords: Patents; development; access; intellectual property; scientific cooperation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O34 O31 O19 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2005-08-01
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