[Ip-health] [A2k] WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents: Obama Administration's proposal on patents and health

Erik Hjalmar Josefsson erik.hjalmar.josefsson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 00:03:14 PST 2011

On 12/08/2011 08:53 AM, Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam wrote:
> 1 “Intellectual Property Rights and Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence”, Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University&  NBER.
> 2 “Diffusion of New Drugs in the Post-TRIPS Era”, Ernst Berndt et al., Int. J. of the Economics of Business, Vol. 18, No. 2, July 2011, pp.203-224.
Who are these footnote guys? Have they really shown that more goods 
become available in developing countries when IP rights are strengthened 
there[1] and that in the particular case of medicines, it has been shown 
that all else being equal, a new drug is more likely to be launched in a 
country where patent protection is strong, rather than one where such 
protection is lacking[2]?

Would they agree that is what they have shown?


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