Compulsory Licensing

Practical Experiences and Ways Forward

  • Reto M. Hilty
  • Kung-Chung Liu

Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law book series (MSIP, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Reto M. Hilty, Kung-Chung Liu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Practices Across Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. N. S. Gopalakrishnan, Madhuri Anand
      Pages 11-42
    3. Philipp Maume
      Pages 95-120
  4. The Operation of Compulsory Licensing Regime

  5. Doctrinal Discussions

About this book


Under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (now the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition).  and Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, a group of twenty scholars from around the world gathered to study the experiences made with regards to compulsory licensing. The results are demonstrated in this book. Different articles analyze how the international conventions on intellectual property may be interpreted and explore the related doctrinal groundwork surrounding compulsory patent licensing and beyond. It is shown how the compulsory licensing regime could be transformed into a truly workable mechanism facilitating the speedy use and dissemination of innovation and other subject matters of protection.


Government use TRIPS Agreement compulsory licensing misuse patent law

Editors and affiliations

  • Reto M. Hilty
    • 1
  • Kung-Chung Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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