Global Policy and Economics of IP Law
This module deals with the economic underpinnings of the intellectual property system and the policies of the WIPO, WTO, and its main members (USA, EU, etc.) for the purposes of stimulating progress in the arts and sciences, innovation, fair trade, and the transfer of technology for the purpose of enhancing global economic growth and welfare. Taught by: Dr. Anke Moerland (UM) and Dr. Kalpana Tyagi (UM).
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In this course, we begin by assessing from an inter-disciplinary perspective, the law and economics of innovation. Innovation, when properly understood, is central to intellectual property, trade and competition law. Against properly calibrated incentives, we shall endeavour to develop a balanced legal framework that can promote both innovation and creativity. At the end of this course, the student is conversant in the economic rationale and underpinnings of intellectual property law and is able to evaluate policy choices in relation to intellectual property policy and (global) welfare issues.
The learning objectives are the following:
- Acquiring and applying knowledge and understanding of economic rationale and underpinnings of intellectual property law
- Critically evaluating policy choices in relation to intellectual property policy and (global) welfare issues
- Oral and written communication of the results of study to a public of peers from academia, followed by critical discussion
- Peter Drahos, Developing Countries and International Intellectual Property Standard-setting (CIPR, Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy, 2002, London), available at http://www.iprcommission.org/graphic/documents/study_papers.htm (accessed on 28 August 2017);
- LR Helfer, "Regime Shifting: The TRIPs Agreement and New Dynamics of International Intellectual Property Lawmaking" (2004) 29 The Yale Journal of International Law, 1-83;
- François Lévêque and Yann Ménière, Technology Standards, Patents and Antitrust March 2008 Competition and Regulation in Network Industries 9(1) 10.1177/178359170800900102
- Menell, Peter S. and Scotchmer, Suzanne. 2007. ‘Intellectual Property Law’, in A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell, eds. Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. II. Amsterdam: North-Holland https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.ub.unimaas.nl/science/article/pii/S1574073007020191 /(Links to an external site.) Open Access version, available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=741424 (Links to an external site.)
- World Intellectual Property Organization. The Economics of Intellectual Property, 2009 http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/economics/1012/wipo_pub_1012.pdf
- Yu Peter, "Currents and Crosscurrents in the International Intellectual Property Regime" (2004) 38 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 323-443