ERIC Number: ED480417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperation South, 2002.
Gitta, Cosmas, Ed.
Cooperation South, 2002
The current international debate over patient rights to essential drugs versus intellectual property rights is inescapable. Across fields such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and biotechnology, southern hemisphere countries appear to be finding it increasingly difficult to afford and benefit from technologies and ideas produced by big multinational companies. This 2002 issue of "Cooperation South" articulates broad suggestions on how to reform existing rules about the intellectual property system. The theme of this issue is: Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. There are 12 articles in the issue: (1) "'Road Map' for Intellectual Property Rights"; (2) "Balancing Health Needs and Drug Research Incentives" (Hannah E. Kettler; Chris Collins); (3) "Pricing Medicines to Benefit Poor Countries" (Jagdish Bhagwati); (4) "Capacity Building for Management of IPR" (Mart Leesti; Tom Pengelly); (5) "In the News: Current Issues in IPR"; (6) "From North-South to South-South: The True Face of Global Competition" (Robert J. S. Ross; Anita Chan); (7) "Costa Rica's Technology Strategy: Roots and Outcomes" (Andres Rodriguez-Clare); (8) "Paths for Arab Cooperation: Well Mapped, Little Traveled"; (9) "Lessons on Public Housing from Singapore for Sao Paulo" (W. E. Hewitt); (10) "Africa: From the OAU to the African Union" (Abdalla Bujra); (11) "Windows on the South: Current Trends, Perspectives, and Events"; and (12) "Sharing Ideas: A 21st Century Vision." (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Health Needs, Intellectual Property, Public Housing, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Costa Rica; Singapore