"The book brings forth both a theoretically and empirically grounded scholarly
account of one of the most important aspects of the global governance system i.e.
Intellectual Property (IP) by comparing the patent governance of India and the European
Union (EU). It highlights the unprecedented growth, significance and dominance of the
patent aspect, especially after the introduction of the WTO-TRIPS Agreement in 1995. By
enumerating the differences between the two giant IP governance systems of the world
wherein, ironically, one draws its origin from the other, indeed, this work remarkably
traverses through a sizeable portion of the global IP governance regime. Thus, it
deconstructs the process of globalization of IPRs and its special relations for India and
the EU. In fact, the commentators, researchers and experts have widely noted the
transformation of IP law and policy from an arcane, obscure and technical area to one that
now has a direct and prevasive impact on our daily life. Most of these writings however
did not discuss the growing complexity, fragmentation and incoherence in IP law and policy
at International level in general and comparative position in particular. Therefore, this
book on the complex operating systems of IP law and policy-making of both India and the EU
is a very specific one.
It encapsulates the emerging debates, trends and perspectives in the global patent
system in the backdrop of globalization. At the same time, it addresses the crucial gap in
the field of scholarly literature in IP that marks the absence of a comparative study of
India and the EU. The Epilogue rightly states that the domain of IP has become ever more
complex with the coming of globalization.
The book would serve as a guiding light for researchers, scholars, policymakers, legal
experts and government officials working in the field of international trade and IP