Global Harmonization Of Patent Laws: A Turning Point

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 12:57 PM EST) -- We live in an increasingly global economy — in recent decades, more and more of the world has adopted capitalism and embraced market principles to varying degrees. Moreover, because of free trade agreements, there are fewer and fewer barriers to international trade.

The resulting global economy runs at two speeds — the advanced knowledge economies are growing slowly at rates on the order of one to three percent annual GDP growth, while the roaring BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are growing rapidly, at rates...
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