Intellectual Property and Global Health: From Corporate Social Responsibility to the Access to Knowledge Movement

@article{Timmermann2013IntellectualPA,
  title={Intellectual Property and Global Health: From Corporate Social Responsibility to the Access to Knowledge Movement},
  author={Cristian Timmermann and Henk van den Belt},
  journal={Liverpool Law Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={47-73}
}
Any system for the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) has three main kinds of distributive effects. It will determine or influence: (a) the types of objects that will be developed and for which IPRs will be sought; (b) the differential access various people will have to these objects; and (c) the distribution of the IPRs themselves among various actors. What this means to the area of pharmaceutical research is that many urgently needed medicines will not be developed at all, that… 
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