[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 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?
Would they agree that is what they have shown?
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