Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Patent Declaration: On the Flexibilities in International Law for Designing a Balanced System of Patent Protection

Lamping, Matthias
Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht, München
As a regulatory institution, the patent system must be embedded within the general social and economic framework. Along the lines of the “Declaration on a Balanced Interpretation of the Three-Step Test in Copyright Law”, the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law has initiated a study on the interpretation of international treaties in the area of intellectual property with the aim of highlighting the regulatory autonomy that States enjoy in designing their national patent laws.

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