A question the book considers is how far legal protection should extend to inventions that may only just, or indeed not quite, meet the conventional criteria for patentability, in terms of the level of inventiveness. Innovation without Patents offers a thoughtful and empirically rich analysis of the current system in a number of developed and developing countries in the Asia-Pacific. It asks whether such innovations should remain free from patenting, or whether alternative intellectual property regimes should be offered in such cases, and indeed whether the requirements change depending on a country's level of development. This discussion is capped by a number of proposed policy options.
"Based on a report commissioned by the Singapore Property Academy."
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Innovation, development and intellectual property pt. 2. Harnessing minor innovation : national studies pt. 3. Diverse paths to an innovative future.