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Comment: Compulsory Licensing of Patented Pharmaceutical Inventions: Evaluating the Options

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 1,177)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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15 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
30 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

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62 Dimensions

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Title
Comment: Compulsory Licensing of Patented Pharmaceutical Inventions: Evaluating the Options
Published in
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1111/j.1748-720x.2009.00369.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jerome H. Reichman

Abstract

In this Comment, the author traces the relevant legislative history pertaining to compulsory licensing of patented pharmaceuticals from the TRIPS Agreement of 1994 to the 2003 waiver to, and later proposed amendment of, article 31, which enables poor countries to obtain needed medicines from other countries that possess manufacturing capacity. The Comment then evaluates recent, controversial uses of the relevant legislative machinery as viewed from different critical perspectives. The Comment shows how developing countries seeking access to essential medicines can collaborate in ways that would avoid undermining incentives to innovation and other social costs attributed to compulsory licensing. It ends by defending the legality of recent measures taken to promote public health in developing countries, and by reminding developed countries that unilateral retaliation against such measures is demonstratably illegal under WTO foundational law and jurisprudence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Mexico 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 115 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 18%
Researcher 13 11%
Student > Bachelor 13 11%
Student > Postgraduate 11 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 29 24%
Unknown 23 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 38 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 4%
Other 16 13%
Unknown 27 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 179. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 October 2022.
All research outputs
#181,188
of 22,558,632 outputs
Outputs from The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#14
of 1,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,485
of 493,764 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#2
of 73 outputs
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