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Intellectual Property and Development Task Force Meeting, Santiago, 2005

December 5, 2005

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)   Santiago, Chile

Agenda  44kb pdf
Meeting Report  162kb pdf

An important part of success in development and attaining milestones such as the Millennium Development Goals depends on closing the knowledge, technology, and healthcare gaps between rich and poor countries. The Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) is helping to define what a development agenda for intellectual property might look like. Given its impacts on healthcare, access to drugs, and technology, intellectual property policy will impact the development of all countries.


The minimum standards set by the TRIPS agreement; the principle of special and differential treatment at the multilateral level; the impact of bilateral negotiations on developing countries' policy; TRIPS plus provisions; the public policy implications of the pharmaceutical and IT industries; and initiatives like the proposal presented by Argentina and Brazil on the establishment of a new development agenda within the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are only some of the controversial issues at the center of international debate on intellectual property.There is a need to create a pragmatic and non-ideological discussion and literature on Intellectual Property.

To meet this need, the IPD Task Force on Intellectual Property and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean have organized a two-day meeting and round table discussion on intellectual property and development. International experts, academics and policymakers will convene to marshal what history, theory, evidence and solid policy analyses show in terms of intellectual property management and development patterns.

  • Mario Cimoli
    Task Force Chair
    Professor of Economics
    Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Benjamin Coriat
    Task Force Member
    Professor of Economics
    Universite de Paris 13
  • Alvaro Diaz
    Task Force Member
    Regional Adviser, Brazil
    United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC-UN)
  • Giovanni Dosi
    Task Force Chair
    Professor of Economics
    Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa
  • James Love
    Task Force Member
    Knowledge Ecology International
  • Keith Maskus
    Task Force Member
    Professor and Department Chair
    University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Andrew Mclaughlin
    Task Force Member
    Deputy Chief Technology Officer
    Administration of President Barack Obama
  • Andres Moncayo
    Task Force Member
    University de Buenos Aires
  • Sisule Musungu
    Task Force Member
    Team Leader, Programme on International Trade & Development
    South Centre
  • Luigi Orsenigo
    Task Force Member
    Professor, Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies
    Bocconi University
  • Carlos Pacheco
    Task Force Member
    UNI Campinas
    University of Cantina
  • Jerome Reichman
    Task Force Chair
    Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law
    Duke Law School
  • Sanya Reid Smith
    Task Force Member
    Third World Network
  • Pedro Roffe
    Task Force Member
    ICTSD Project on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development
  • Sherif Saadallah
    Task Force Member
    Executive Director, Economic Development Bureau for Arab Countries
    World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Suzanne Scotchmer
    Task Force Chair
    Professor of Economics and Public Policy
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Luis Villarroel
    Task Force Member
    Copyright Legal Adviser
    Ministry of Education of Chile
  • Suwit Wibulpolprasert
    Task Force Member
    Senior Advisor on Health Economics
    Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
All Files (11) zip
Intellectual Property and Development: Observations from the UK

51kb pdf

Global Status and Trends in Intellectual Property Claims: Genomics, Proteomics and Biotechnology

374kb pdf
Paul Oldham

Global Status and Trends in Intellectual Property Claims: Microorganisms

253kb pdf
Paul Oldham

Using Liability Rules to Stimulate Local Innovation in Developing Countries: Application to Traditional Knowledge

176kb pdf
Jerome Reichman,
Tracy Lewis

Managing the Challenge of a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime

264kb pdf
Jerome Reichman

The Globalization of Private Knowledge Goods and the Privatization of Global Public Goods

242kb pdf
Jerome Reichman,
Keith Maskus

Global trade and investment have become increasingly liberalized in recent decades. This liberalization has lately been accompanied by substantive new requirements for strong minimum standards of intellectual property (IP) protection, which moves the world economy toward harmonized private rights in knowledge goods. While this trend may have beneficial impacts in terms of innovation and technology diffusion, such impacts would not be evenly distributed across countries. Deep questions also arise about whether such globalization of rights to information will raise roadblocks to the national and international provision of such public goods as environmental protection, public health, education, and scientific advance. This chapter argues that the globalized IP regime will strongly affect prospects for technology transfer and competition in developing countries. In turn, these nations must determine how to implement such standards in a pro- competitive manner and how to foster innovation and competition in their own markets. Developing countries may need to take the lead in policy experimentation and IP innovation in order to offset overly protectionist tendencies in the rich countries and to maintain the supply of global public goods in an emerging transnational system of innovation.

International Public Goods and Transfer of Technology Under a Globalize IP Regime Contents

274kb pdf
Jerome Reichman,
Keith Maskus

Innovation in the Global Economy

215kb pdf
Suzanne Scotchmer

Political Economy of Intellectual Property Treaties

198kb pdf
Suzanne Scotchmer

Intellectual Property Rights and Wrongs

32kb pdf
Joseph Stiglitz

UNCTAD TRIPS and Development Resource Book

660kb pdf