4 May 2023
Books/ Book Chapters
Patent Exhaustion and International Trade Regulation
Series: World Trade Institute Advanced Studies, Volume: 13
This book dives into the legal and economic rationale of patent exhaustion, studying its evolution from the beginning in Germany, UK and USA, to Japan and 10 developing countries. The author also analyses exhaustion under TRIPS, GATT, GATS and major regional agreements, including the EU, before assessing the interface of patent exhaustion with competition policy. The book also addresses public policy concerns of Least developed and developing countries linked to their IPR challenges as IP users. It concludes that an appropriate exhaustion mode under relevant legal measures would protect patents while also restraining patents to become non-tariff barriers.
Author: Santanu Mukherjee
Santanu Mukherjee, M.I.L.E., Ph.D. (WTI, Bern University), is an Advocate & Accredited Mediator in India, and the Head of Ex Lege Chambers, a boutique Law Office. He specializes in IPR, International Trade Policy and Technology Laws.
The open access publication of this book has been published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.