Intellectual Property and Health Technologies

Balancing Innovation and the Public's Health

Authors: Brougher, Joanna T.

  • An introduction to patent law for public health; no previous knowledge of patent law is necessary
  • Examines the impact of patent law on the quality, affordability and availability of pharmaceuticals
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  • Explores legal and ethical dilemmas, such as whether genes and medical procedures should be patentable
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Intellectual Property and Health Technologies

Balancing Innovation and the Public's Health

 

Joanna T. Brougher, Esq., MPH

 

 

At first glance, ownership of intellectual property seems straightforward: the control over an invention or idea. But with the recent explosion of new scientific discoveries poised to transform public health and healthcare systems, costly and lengthy patent disputes threaten both to undermine the attempts to develop new medical technologies and to keep potentially life-saving treatments from patients who need them.

 

Intellectual Property and Health Technologies grounds readers in patent law and explores how scientific research and enterprise are evolving in response. Geared specifically to the medical disciplines, it differentiates among forms of legal protection for inventors such as copyrights and patents, explains their limits, and argues for balance between competing forces of exclusivity and availability. Chapters delve into the major legal controversies concerning medical and biotechnologies in terms of pricing, markets, and especially the tension between innovation and access, including:

 

  • The patent-eligibility of genes
  • The patent-eligibility of medical process patents
  • The rights and roles of universities and inventors
  • The balancing of access, innovation, and profit in drug development
  • The tension between biologics, small-molecule drugs, and their generic counterparts
  • International patent law and access to medicine in the developing world

 

As these issues continue to shape and define the debate, Intellectual Property and Health Technologies enables professionals and graduate students in public health, health policy, healthcare administration, and medicine to understand patent law and how it affects the development of medical technology and the delivery of medicine.

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“The intended audience includes students and professionals in medicine, research, business, health policy, and public health with an interest in medical technology. … The book identifies and provides a comprehensible overview of pertinent issues and areas of patent law related to medical technology, which are oftentimes absent from, or overly complicated in, other available resources in this field. As such, this is a valuable and useful book for interested individuals, particularly those with little to no background in patent law.” (Rachel Polzin, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2014)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Intellectual Property

    Brougher, Joanna T.

    Pages 1-18

  • Obtaining, Enforcing and Defending Patents

    Brougher, Joanna T.

    Pages 19-45

  • Gene Patents

    Brougher, Joanna T.

    Pages 47-65

  • Medical Procedure Patents

    Brougher, Joanna T.

    Pages 67-90

  • Rights and Roles of Universities and Inventors

    Brougher, Joanna T.

    Pages 91-111

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8201-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4244-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intellectual Property and Health Technologies
Book Subtitle
Balancing Innovation and the Public's Health
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8202-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8202-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8201-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4244-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics