Title: Letter from the Gama World

Authors: Denis B. Barbosa

Addresses: Rua da Assembleia, 10 Conj. 1406/1407, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract: This paper argues that an international system of patenting is needed to protect countries interests in high technology. It discusses the aims of the |new economic order| and attempts to discriminate positively in favour of under-developed countries. Proposals for sharing technology by active intervention are outlined and the problems associated with technology transfer discussed. Changing attitudes of the OECD countries, led by the USA, are attributed to globalization of the world market, leading to legal uniformity. Finally, the paper predicts that developed countries will increasingly concentrate on lighter industries and will require a more efficient international legal structure.

Keywords: COCOM; knowledge rationing; strategic knowledge; exclusivity; copyright; new economic order; economic sovereignty; Code of Conduct; Paris convention; patent independence; patents; compulsory licences; process patents; privatist trend; high technology; technology transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025624

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.2/3, pp.230 - 236

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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