Academic Scholarship

A New Type of Intellectual Property Dispute

Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, 51-81, 2009

Photo Needed Ann Marie Murphy, Ph.D.
School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Robert Fitts, (Ed.) in Refreshing Thai- U.S. Relations

Thailand's use of compulsory licenses to break patents on drugs manufactured by U.S. pharmaceutical companies has created tensions between Bangkok and Washington. Intellectual property rights have long been a source of friction, but the compulsory licensing issue differs from other cases of intellectual property disputes because access to pharmaceuticals can mean the difference between life and death.


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