Sam Halabi on International Intellectual Property Shelters

My University of Missouri Law School colleague Prof. Sam Halabi‘s new book is getting increased action – with a multi-part online symposium by the Yale Journal on Regulation.  The Cambridge University Press book is titled Intellectual Property and the New International Economic Order: Oligopoly, Regulation, and Wealth Redistribution in the Global Knowledge Economy.

The book expands upon Halabi’s prior work in the context of International Intellectual Property Shelters — these are exceptions to IP protection requirements found in a wide variety of international treaties and agreements.  In the book, Halabi extends his prior analysis and considers the basic questions of how to make intellectual property work well for the least developed nations.

The key contribution that Halibi puts forward here is the grouping together of the variety of exceptions and shelters; aggregating them as a whole canvas; and identifying them as a key aspect of transnational trade regulation.  His work is interesting because of its optimism in describing the success that developing nations have seen in establishing these shelters.  An important element of his analysis is in the recognition that, although international trade regulations might be negotiated at a nation-to-nation level, private firms play an important role in their outcome — and can also be substantially regulated by the outcomes.

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4 thoughts on “Sam Halabi on International Intellectual Property Shelters

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    Well, the rampant misuse and misapplication of 35 U.S.C 101 in our country is contrary to our IP treaties, agreements, and international IP law.

    So now what?

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    A serious question Dennis: why would anyone give any weight to anything an “academic” wrote? The “posts” by the academics are called journal articles but are not peer reviewed and there is no consequences for unethical conduct. There is no disclosure if the “academic” is publishing for money from a corporation. Etc.

    If you wanted to help patents, then you could enforce some ethical standards on this blog. Do not link to any “academic” article unless the author has signed under an oath of full disclosure of compensation. That would be a start.

    Another start would be to start a journal that is peer reviewed and only permit authorship if there are consequences for unethical conduct.

    Frankly, the lot of you are a f’ing joke to just about every practicing attorney. We see you as a leech on society.

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      Hey D – just wanted to speak on behalf of a fairly large and successful patent group: none of us think of you as a “leech on society”.

      Personally I think you could do a lot more to educate your readers about patent law — especially 101 — which I know you understand better than many of your commenters, even if you disagree with soem of the results. But it’s your blog.

      Keep up the (mostly) good work is what I’m trying to say. 😉

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