Technology and Intellectual Property Rights Analytical Essay by Nicky

This paper looks at the impact of technology on intellectual property rights in the business world.
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In this article, the writer notes that technology is a critical aspect of economic development and discusses the effects of technology on intellectual property rights. The writer maintains that technology transfer must be efficiently enabled in order to drive FDI in developing countries in order to enhance and drive economic development. Additionally, technology transfer efficiency must be enabled to optimize the capacity of countries to cope with climate change effectively. The writer examines different studies on this subject. The writer concludes that the empirical findings in the work of Branstetter, Fisman and Foley have informed this study that U.S. multinational firms are responsive to changes in Intellectual Property Rights regimes in foreign countries and that they enable the increase of technology transfer to reforming countries effectively and significantly.

Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property Laws
Static and Dynamic Efficiency
Variation in FDI Relating to Patent Rights
Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Rights and Climate Change
TRIPS Agreement Flexibilities
Empirical Findings on IP Rights and Technology Transfer
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Exemptions to patentability. Patentability refers to the boundaries established in relation to what inventions--generally, products or processes that offer a new technical solution to a problem--may be patented. Prior to the TRIPS Agreement, countries could exclude inventions of certain types or in certain areas of technology such as pharmaceutical products and agricultural methods from patentability, based on their development priorities and strategies. Article 27.1 of the TRIPS Agreement now requires WTO Members to grant patents to all types of inventions in all fields of technology, as long as these inventions meet certain basic criteria. However, because the TRIPS Agreement does not define the patentability criteria (namely novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability), some critical policy space remains in relation to the scope of patentability in each country. The loose definition of these criteria has raised concerns given the resulting all-encompassing patents... "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wallerstein, Michael B., Mogee, Mary Ellen, and Schoen, Roberta A. (1993) Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology. National Academies Press, 1993. Google Books. Online available at:
  • Gans, Joshua S., Hsu, David H. and Stern, Scott (2006) The Impact of Uncertain Intellectual Property Rights on the Market for Ideas: Evidence from Patent Grant Delays. April 2006.
  • Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual property Rights (2008) International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Trade and Climate Change Seminar 18-20 June 2008. Copenhagen Denmark. Online available at:
  • Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights: Lessons from Korea's Experience. UNCTAD-ICTSD Project on IPRs and Sustainable Development Series. Issue Paper 2. International Trade and Sustainable Development. Online available at:
  • Maskus, Keith Eugene (2000) Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy. Peter Institute 2000. Google Books Online available at:

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