Frederick Abbott is Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law at Florida State University College of Law. He has served as expert consultant for numerous international and regional organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations, mainly in the fields of intellectual property, public health, trade and sustainable development. Professor Abbott is the author of many books and articles in the fields of international intellectual property rights law, public health, international law, international economic law. Recent books include International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy, 3d ed. 2015 (with T. Cottier and F. Gurry)(information below), Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order, ed. with Carlos M. Correa and Peter Drahos (2013)(information below) and Global Pharmaceutical Policy (2009) (with G. Dukes). He is Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Health Law of the International Law Association, having served as Rapporteur for the Committee on International Trade Law from the inception of its work in 1993 to its conclusion in 2014. He is consultant to the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Program and other multilateral institutions. Professor Abbott is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford). He regularly serves as panelist for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He has served as counsel to governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, and in national court proceedings. Prior to entering academia, Professor Abbott was partner in a major US law firm and specialized in international business regulation and technology-related transactions. He was based in San Francisco (1977-1983) and Silicon Valley (1984-1989). Professor Abbott is Co-Director of the Executive Course on Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and Global Public Health for the Global Health Programme of the Graduate Institute|Geneva and he teaches on the visiting faculty of the World Trade Institute, Berne, Switzerland. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.

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New Third Edition 2015

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International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy, Third Edition

 International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy features a comprehensive introduction to the global system regulating the field of intellectual property rights, including how the treatment of IP may affect a broad range of social and political interests. The updated third edition includes discussion of important jurisprudential developments, including recent EU Court of Justice decisions clarifying permissible acts in relation to copyrighted computer software,  Indian Supreme Court case law involving patentability standards, and US Supreme Court decisions adopting international exhaustion for copyright.

Key New Features

• Inclusion of important jurisprudential developments, including recent EU Court of Justice decisions clarifying permissible acts in relation to copyrighted computer software and restricting enforcement of intellectual property rights in relation to goods in transit; Indian Supreme Court case law involving patentability standards, and; US Supreme Court decisions adopting international exhaustion for copyright, and limiting patentability of genetic materials and information found in nature.
• Explains the new European Union Patent System, as well as the new EU IP border measures regulation
• Describes developments relating to investment and trade disputes involving patents and trademark
• Reviews ongoing regional and plurilateral trade and investment negotiating efforts that potentially change intellectual property norms and enforcement obligations

Author Interview

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May 21, 2014 William New interviews Frederick Abbott

Discussing Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order

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Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order

Edited by Frederick M. Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, Florida State University College of Law, US, Carlos M. Correa, Professor and Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics (CEIDIE), Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Peter Drahos, Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, The Australian National University and Chair in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Description The patent has emerged as a dominant force in 21st century economic policy. This book examines the impact of the BRICS and other emerging economies on the global patent framework and charts the phenomenal rise in the number of patents in some of these countries.

Contributors include: F.M. Abbott, D. Borges Barbosa, C.M. Correa, P. Drahos, M. El Said, C. Fink, P. Gehl Sampath, K. Karachalios, R. Kher, J. Kuanpoth, A. Kudlinski, T. Payosova, P. Roffe, S.K. Sell, Y. Tamura, G. Van Overwalle, Y.A. Vawda, H. Zhang, W. Zhuang