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Unformatted text preview: o Must be willing to negotiate lower prices when a compulsory licensing threat emerges, but not so low that it leads to pricing pressure in developed countries o Can’t always back down if compulsory licensing use is simple unjustifiable, not so clear in the Thai case • International intellectual property adds an additional layer of complexity to an already complex issue • Enforcement of international intellectual property rights is more difficult to achieve than domestic enforcement • New rules on compulsory licensing advantage countries over pharmaceutical manufacturers • Abbott played the game badly initially, but seems to have recovered in its handling of the Brazil situation....
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- Spring '10
- Government, Exclusive right, compulsory licensing