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A worker uses a steamroller to flatten seized counterfeit items during the ceremonial destruction of pirated goods at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Quezon city, metro Manila June 27, 2014. The Philippines was removed from the U.S. Trade Representative special watch list in April for its improved protection of intellectual property rights, a local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CRIME LAW)

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Stuck in a patent policy rut: Considerations for trade agreements

December 17, 2015, Walter D. Valdivia

There has been a significant U.S. effort to encourage trade partners to introduce and enforce patent protections modeled after American intellectual property law, but there are some important consequences of international harmonization regarding the inflexibility of intellectual property rights and trade agreements.

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