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Challenging the Validity of Patents: Stepping in Line with EPO and US Jurisprudence
As a matter of law, patents are granted with a presumption of validity. However, with the public interest considered as an essential basis for the granting of exclusive rights, subject only to procedural fairness, a competent ...
Enhancing student performance and employability through the use of authentic assessment techniques in extra and co-curricular activities (ECCAs)
The paper advocates the use of authentic assessment techniques, delivered in extra and co-curricular activities (ECCAs), to augment and improve student performance on academic law degree programmes. A combination of formative ...
Big Data and the Reform of the European Data Protection Framework: : An Overview of Potential Concerns Associated with Proposals for Risk Management-based Approaches to the Concept of Personal Data.
This article considers the emergence of big data and how it poses considerable difficulties for the European Data Protection framework’s key enabling concept: the notion of personal data. The article starts by outlining ...
‘Find the Gap’: can a multidisciplinary group of university teachers influence learning and teaching practice?
This paper describes and analyses a year’s project undertaken by a small, multidisciplinary group of academic staff in a UK post -1992 university. The purpose of the group was to: take a scholarly and inquiring approach ...
Ghana TRIPS Over the TRIPS Agreement on Plant Breeders' Rights
The premise under which the global IP system is validated has often focused on a traditional materialistic approach. While this seems to find legitimate support in economic reasoning, such a fundamental view also appears ...
Post-mortem social media: law and Facebook after death
(Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017-06)
The Complexity of Using the Patent Standards under TRIPS for the Promotion of Domestic Industrial Development in Developing Countries in the Absence of Local Working Requirements: : Rethinking the Role of the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Intellectual Property Standard-Setting
This article confronts the most basic question, which is whether in its traditional legislative intent the principle of patent working requirements would as an instrument of government policy in the mist of global value ...
Systems thinking, big data, and data protection law: Using Ackoff’s Interactive Planning to respond to emergent policy challenges.
This article examines the emergence of big data and how it poses a number of significant novel challenges to the smooth operation of some the European data protection framework’s fundamental tenets. Building on previous ...
Interpretation of TRIPS Provisions in a Manner Consistent with Human Rights Instruments: A Policy Option for the Exploration of South-South Judicial Cooperation
The rigid interface between the enforcement provisions of patents under TRIPS standards and the institutional, technical and human resource capacity deficiencies means that political decisions to exploit the TRIPS flexibilities ...
The international Trojan Horse – investor to state dispute settlements and the spill over effects for the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)
There is a great deal of uncertainty in the realm of international intellectual property law, with the EU and the US negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement that aims to ...