Patents and economic development in South Africa : managing intellectual property rights

Show simple item record Pouris, Anthipi Pouris, Anastassios 2011-11-14T14:23:56Z 2011-11-14T14:23:56Z 2011-11-01
dc.description.abstract Intellectual property rights systems are important policy instruments in the armoury of governments. They have the potential to have favourable or adverse consequences for the relevant national system of innovation, technology transfer, research and development and, eventually, economic growth. Whilst there is a debate related to optimisation of patent systems in the developed world, there is limited debate related to the approaches used in developing countries like South Africa. This article presents an effort to assess whether the South African non-examining patent system makes a contribution or if it is detrimental to the country’s development. We found that the current intellectual property rights regime not only fails to support the objectives of the national innovation system but also that it facilitates exploitation by foreign interests and creates substantial social costs. Policy recommendations are provided. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Pouris A, Pouris A. Patents and economic development in South Africa: managing intellectual property rights. S Afr J Sci. 2011;107(11/12), Art. #355, 10 pages. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353
dc.identifier.other 107i11/12.355
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academy of Science of South Africa en_US
dc.rights © 2011. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Economic development en_US
dc.subject Patents en_US
dc.subject Intellectual property rights en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intellectual property -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Patents -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- South Africa en
dc.title Patents and economic development in South Africa : managing intellectual property rights en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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