The effect of broad patent scope on the competitiveness of United States industry
A US policy ensuring the long term viability of electronic and computer products in international markets is necessary to shift emphasis away from patent licensing to research, development and manufacturing. The US Supreme Court's 1981 Diamond v. Diehr decision, by granting unnecessarily extensive patent protection to computer programs, discouraged new inventions because inventors feared violating patented structures or functions. The over-issuance of patents, resulting in costly litigation and depleted corporate investment capital, must end to allow the development of internationally competitive technology.
Publication Name: Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
Analysis: affordable medicines - TRIPs and United States policies
The author discusses the economic effects of the US patent policy on the affordability of drugs for AIDS victims in South Africa and other developing countries and whether this policy is in violation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
Publication Name: Intellectual Property Quarterly
Management and control of Italian public companies
Different systems of management and control are open to Italian public companies and their decision will depend on the perceived needs of particular companies. A brief description of the traditional system, the dualistic system the monistic system is presented.
Publication Name: European Business Law Review
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