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Module Reading List

Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Property: Health, Food and Biotechnology, 2021/22, Semester 1
Professor Graham Dutfield
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FM Abbott, ‘The WTO medicines decision: world pharmaceutical trade and the protection of public health’. American journal of international law. 99: 317-58, 2005.

FM Abbott and RV van Puymbroeck, ‘Compulsory licensing for public health: a guide and model documents for implementation of the Doha Declaration Paragraph 6 Decision’. World Bank Working Paper 61, 2005. - Available online:

G Dukes, J Braithwaite & JP Moloney, Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public HealthEdward Elgar, 2014.

G Dutfield, ‘Delivering drugs to the poor: will the TRIPS Amendment help? ’ American Journal of Law and Medicine 34(2&3), 107-24, 2008.

G Dutfield, Intellectual property rights and the life science industries : past, present and future. World Scientific, 2009.

G Dutfield, That High Design of Purest Gold: A Critical History of the Pharmaceutical Industry, 1880-2020World Scientific, 2020.

G Dutfield and U Suthersanen, Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property LawEdward Elgar, 2020.

S Ghosh, Identity, invention, and the culture of personalized medicine patenting. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

F Girard and C Frison (editors), The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research: Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity. Routledge, 2018

JA Greene, Generic : the unbranding of modern medicine . Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

PW Grubb and PR Thomsen, Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology. Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice and Strategy (6th ed.). Oxford University Press, 2016.  

DM Higgins, Brands, Geographical Origin, and the Global Economy: A History from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2018  

W Hoffman and L Furcht, The biologist's imagination : innovation in the biosciences . Oxford University Press, 2014.

S Smith Hughes, Genentech : the beginnings of biotech. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

MW Jackson, The genealogy of a gene : patents, HIV/AIDS, and race, and Race . MIT Press, 2015.

N Kingsbury, Hybrid : the history and science of plant breeding. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

M Kochupillai, Promoting Sustainable Innovations in Plant Varieties. Springer, 2016.

C Lawson and B Charnley (Editors), Intellectual property and genetically modified organisms : a convergence in laws . Ashgate, 2015.

E Marden, RN Godfrey and R Manion (Editors), The intellectual property-regulatory complex : overcoming barriers to innovation in agricultural genomics. University of British Columbia Press, 2016.

O Mills, Biotechnological inventions : moral restraints and patent law. (Revised edition). Ashgate, 2010.

L Palombi, Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade . Edward Elgar, 2009.

A Plomer and P Torremans (Editors) Embryonic stem cell patents : European law and ethics . Oxford University Press, 2009.

V Prifti, The Breeder's Exception to Patent Rights : Analysis of Compliance with Article 30 of the Trips Agreement. Springer, 2015.

P Roffe, G Tansey & D Vivas-Eugui (editors), Negotiating health : intellectual property and access to medicines. Earthscan, 2006.

N Rasmussen , Gene jockeys : life science and the making of the first biotech drugs. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

M Rimmer, Intellectual property and biotechnology : biological inventions . Edward Elgar, 2008.

M Rimmer and A McLennan (Editors) Intellectual property and emerging technologies : the new biology . Edward Elgar, 2012.

J Santilli, Agrobiodiversity and the Law: Regulating Genetic Resources, Food Security and Cultural Diversity, London: Earthscan, 2012

KC Shadlen, ‘The political economy of AIDS treatment: intellectual property and the transformation of generic supply’. International studies quarterly. 51: 559-81, 2007.

S Sekalala, Soft Law and Global Health Problems: Lessons from Responses to HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Cambridge University Press, 2017

HB Singh, A Jha & C Keswani (Editors) Intellectual property issues in biotechnology. CABI, 2016.

S Sterckx and J Cockbain, Exclusions from patentability : how far has the European Patent Office eroded boundaries? Cambridge University Press, 2012.

H van den Belt, ‘Philosophy of biotechnology’, in A Meijers (ed), Philosophy of technology and engineering sciences . Elsevier, 1149-88, 2009

A Vanni, Patent Games in the Global South: Pharmaceutical Patent Law-making in Brazil, India and NigeriaHart Publishing, 2020

A Vanni and S Ragavan (eds.), Intellectual Property Law and Access to Medicines: TRIPS Agreement, Health, and Pharmaceuticals. Routledge, 2021

JL Vivero-Pol, T Ferrando, O De Schutter & U Mattei (Editors), Routledge Handbook of Food as a Commons. Routledge, 2019

World Health Organization, Public Health: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health. WHO, 2006 - Available online: .  

A Zappalaglio, The Transformation of EU Geographical Indications Law: The Present, Past and Future of the Origin Link. Routledge, 2021.

This list was last updated on 13/02/2022