Patents and Technological Progress in a Globalized World

Liber Amicorum Joseph Straus

  • Wolrad Prinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont
  • Martin J. Adelman
  • Robert Brauneis
  • Josef Drexl
  • Ralph Nack

Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law book series (MSIP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Substantive Patent and Utility Model Law

  3. Limitations to Intellectual Property Protection

  4. Intellectual Property and Competition (Antitrust) Law

  5. Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Patent Law

  6. Employee Invention Law

  7. Procedure, Enforcement, and Liability

  8. Protecting Technology against Unfair Competition

  9. Multijurisdictional Aspects of IP

  10. Recent Developments in National IP and Competition Legislation

About this book


In the last two decades, accelerating technological progress, increasing economic globalization and the proliferation of international agreements have created new challenges for intellectual property law.

In this collection of articles in honor of Professor Joseph Straus, more than 60 scholars and practitioners from the Americas, Asia and Europe provide legal, economic and policy perspectives on these challenges, with a particular focus on the challenges facing the modern patent system. Among the many topics addressed are the rapid development of specific technical fields such as biotechnology, the relationship of exclusive rights and competition, and the application of territorially limited IP laws in cross-border scenarios.


IP Enforcement IP Policy IP and Competition Law Imitation Intellectual Property - Patent Law International IP Law Invention

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolrad Prinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont
    • Martin J. Adelman
      • 1
    • Robert Brauneis
      • 1
    • Josef Drexl
      • Ralph Nack
        • 2
      1. 1.Law SchoolThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
      2. 2.Bird & BirdMunich

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