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Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP: Pharmaceutical Companies Take Heed — Compulsory Patent License Is Awarded in India

By Thomas Carey and Nancy C. Wilker, Ph.D. As part of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), a signatory country can allow someone to produce a patented product or process without the patent owner's consent. The grounds for justifying a grant of a compulsory...

Trips and Bits: An Essay on Compulsory Licenses, Expropriation, and International Arbitration

By Peter B. Rutledge * * Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law. Excerpt from Trips and Bits: An Essay on Compulsory Licenses, Expropriation, and International Arbitration , 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 149 (June, 2012) In the early 1980s, the World Bank forecast that more than 1...