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The Global Governance of Knowledge

Patent Offices and their Clients

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The Global Governance of Knowledge by Peter Drahos
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Patent offices around the world have granted millions of patents to multinational companies. Patent offices are rarely studied and yet they are crucial agents in the global knowledge economy. Based on a study of forty-five rich and poor countries that takes in the world's largest and smallest offices, Peter Drahos argues that patent offices have become part of a globally integrated private governance network, which serves the interests of multinational companies, and that the Trilateral Offices of Europe, the USA and Japan make developing country patent offices part of the network through the strategic fostering of technocratic trust. By analysing the obligations of patent offices under the patent social contract and drawing on a theory of nodal governance, the author proposes innovative approaches to patent office administration that would allow developed and developing countries to recapture the public spirit of the patent social contract.

Author Biography

Peter Drahos is a Professor at the Regulatory Institutions Network in the Australian National University and holds a Chair in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, London University.
Release date Australia
January 28th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
7 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
368
Dimensions
152x228x21
ISBN-13
9780521195669
Product ID
3844257

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