Intellectual Property Today: Appropriability, Innovation and Public Policy.- Intellectual Property and Development: An Interpretation of the (NEW) Markets for Knowledge.- Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Development.- The Frontier of Trade Negotiations.- The Flexibility of TRIPS and Its Possible Erosion in Bilateral, Multilateral, and Regional Negotiations.- Intellectual Property and the New Generation of Free Trade Agreements: The Agreement Between Chile and the United States of America.- Free Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property: Impacts and Challenges.- Intellectual Property Rights in the Agenda of the Developing Countries.- Intellectual Property Rights in the Agenda of the Developing Countries. Intellectual Property Laws and Access to Medicines.- Intellectual Property Rights and Biological Diversity: Considerations for Latin America.- Intellectual Property in Living Organisms. Current Situation, Trends and Challenges.- Technological and Innovation Policy in Mexico.- Premises and Instruments of Innovation Policy: A Reflection from the Mexican Case.- Recent Changes in Science and Technology Policy in Mexico: Innovation Incentives.- Scientific and Technological Policy in Mexico and Intellectual Property.
This book is the English version of the text published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in April 2008 and entitled Generación y protección del conocimiento: propiedad intelectual, innovación y desarrollo 1 económico. Since then, the year that has passed has been fraught with uncertainty but has also brought signs of hope. Indeed, the past year was marked by the outbreak of the deepest and most p- vasive nancial and economic crisis since the Great Depression of 1929, a crisis generated in the United States but whose negative repercussions have spread at a phenomenal rate throughout the planet. The impact of this crisis on the p- ples of Latin America and the Caribbean will undermine the region's prospects for economic growth, employment, and poverty alleviation. This was the year in which United States citizens elected Barack Obama as their President, a clear sign of new hope. This hope was tangible at the Fifth Summit of the Americas, held in 2009 in Port of Spain, which marked a turning point in the relations between the countries that make up this hemisphere. The open posture of the United States and that country's readiness to listen rather than to impose any particular position and its willingness to engage in dialogue on an equal footing were positive signs. Moreover, it was generally admitted that there is not just one model for advancing successfully toward development.
Explores the dynamic relations among intellectual property rights, international trade, innovation, economic development, and science and technology policy
Covers such timely issues as access to medicines, and protection of biological diversity, living organisms, and traditional knowledge
Applies in-depth analysis of Mexico to apply to developing countries, in general
Sponsored by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and featuring contributions from academics, policymakers, and consultants