Innovation and IPRs in China and India

Myths, Realities and Opportunities

  • Kung-Chung Liu
  • Uday S. Racherla

Part of the China-EU Law Series book series (CELS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Doctrinal and Empirical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Uday S. Racherla, Kenneth Guang-Lih Huang, Kung-Chung Liu
      Pages 3-24
    3. Uday S. Racherla
      Pages 25-52
    4. Kenneth Guang-Lih Huang, Fiona E. Murray
      Pages 75-117
  3. Study on India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
  4. Study on China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Kung-Chung Liu, Chuntian Liu, Ji Huang
      Pages 161-179
    3. Xiangdong Chen, Shuang Song, Xiaoqing Liu, Gupeng Zhang
      Pages 211-224

About this book


This book examines the two most populous nations on earth – India and China – in an effort to demystify the interaction between intellectual property rights (IPR) regimes, innovation and economic growth by critically looking at the economic and legal realities. In addition, it analyzes the question of how innovation can best be transformed into IPR, and how IPR can best be exploited to encourage innovation. Comparing and contrasting these two giant nations can be highly beneficial as China and India were the two fastest-growing economies in the last three decades, and together their populations make up one third of the world’s total population; as such, exploring how to sustain their growth via innovation and commercialization of IPR could have a tremendous positive impact on global well-being.  

While a study of these two mega countries with such diverse dimensions and magnitudes can never be truly comprehensive, this joint effort by scholars from law, business management and economics disciplines that pursues an empirical approach makes a valuable contribution. Divided into three parts, the first offers an in-depth doctrinal and empirical analysis. The second part exclusively focuses on India, while the last is dedicated to China.


Intellectual Property Right Patent Pharmaceutical Patents IPRs in China The Value of Patent Rights in China Patenting Behavior IP in India

Editors and affiliations

  • Kung-Chung Liu
    • 1
  • Uday S. Racherla
    • 2
  1. 1.Academia SinicaInstitutum IurisprudentiaeTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Industrial and ManagementIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0405-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0406-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2708
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2716
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