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Deploying pre-grant patent opposition mechanisms in Africa to monitor abuse of the patent system
This article examines the extent to which African countries could deploy pre-grant patent opposition provisions in their domestic patent regimes to mitigate the abuse of the patent system. The author argues that the public ...
Building national initiatives of compulsory licences : reflecting on the Indian jurisprudence as a model for developing countries
The focus of this article is only on developing countries. The author reflects on the Indian patent jurisprudence regarding the operational relationship between the general principles applicable to working of patented ...
Exploring a regional pharmaceutical innovation network as a possible solution to the market failure in the innovation of essential medicines for tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
From an economic reasoning perspective, pharmaceutical research and development operates as a pure market activity. This viewpoint suggests innovations are receptive to questions of commerce. It is on this basis the ...
Locally working patents and the grant of compulsory licences : the need for stronger statutory provisions in Africa
According to a well-established legislative tradition of patent law, failure to work patents while exercising any rights over the patented inventions constitutes an abuse. Consequently, several countries impose affirmative ...
The complexity of enforcing intellectual property rights in the absence of antitrust legislation and a related enforcement institution : a classic policy failure in Ghana
Owing to the fact that TRIPS provides for a stringent enforcement of IPRs, this article examines the consequences of enforcing IPRs in the absence of an antitrust legislation and a related enforcement institution in Ghana. ...