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Christopher Wadlow

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Intellectual Property As An ‘Investment’ In International Law: A Question Of Access To Medicines Vs Access To Justice, Christopher Wadlow Jan 2011

Intellectual Property As An ‘Investment’ In International Law: A Question Of Access To Medicines Vs Access To Justice, Christopher Wadlow

Christopher Wadlow

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The Great Pharmaceutical Patent Robbery, And The Curious Case Of The Chemical Foundation, Christopher Wadlow Jan 2010

The Great Pharmaceutical Patent Robbery, And The Curious Case Of The Chemical Foundation, Christopher Wadlow

Christopher Wadlow

In 1918, the United States confiscated virtually all German-owned intellectual property assets within its jurisdiction. Out of 6,000 patents in the chemical field, 4,500 were assigned for a very modest consideration to an newly-established entity, the Chemical Foundation, which was incorporated with the objective of licensing and managing them for the benefit of the United States chemical industry. This article describes the origins and activities of the Chemical Foundation, and considers whether it provides a useful model, or at least useful lessons, for the collective management of patents today.


Regulatory Data Protection Under Trips Article 39(3) And Article 10bis Of The Paris Convention: Is There A Doctor In The House?, Christopher Wadlow Jan 2008

Regulatory Data Protection Under Trips Article 39(3) And Article 10bis Of The Paris Convention: Is There A Doctor In The House?, Christopher Wadlow

Christopher Wadlow

Article 39 of the WTO TRIPs Agreement has attracted much attention for the protection its final paragraph affords for regulatory data in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, but the literature has tended to treat Article 39(3) in individual isolation. This is to ignore one of the most striking features of Article 39, which is that in contrast to every other substantive provision of TRIPs, it expressly defines its entire scope of application by reference to a pre-existing treaty, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, and specifically Article 10bis of the latter, dealing with unfair competition. This article …