Patent law encourages innovation, but the harm caused by some inventions may outweigh the benefits of disclosure. This article examines the environmental and public health consequences of patent laws around the world and argues that the patent incentive should be selectively removed to mitigate the harmful effects of granting patents without regard to the invention-specific impacts of doing so.
Shawn J. Kolitch,
The Proper Scope of Patentability in International Law,
11 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 149
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/iplr/vol11/iss1/3