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Frederick Abbott is the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law at the Florida State University College of Law, USA


Frederick Abbott is Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law at Florida State University College of Law. He has served as expert consultant for numerous international and regional organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations, mainly in the fields of intellectual property, public health, trade and sustainable development. Professor Abbott is the author of many books and articles in the fields of international intellectual property rights law, public health, international law, international economic law. Recent books include Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order, ed. with Carlos M. Correa and Peter Drahos (2013), International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy, 2d ed. 2011 (with T. Cottier and F. Gurry)(3d ed. 2015 forthcoming) and Global Pharmaceutical Policy (2009) (with G. Dukes). Professor Abbott is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford). He regularly serves as panelist for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. He was Rapporteur for the Committee on International Trade Law of the International Law Association (1993-2014). He has served as counsel to governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, and in national court proceedings. Prior to entering academia, Professor Abbott was partner in a major US law firm and specialized in international business regulation and technology-related transactions. He was based in San Francisco (1977-1983) and Silicon Valley (1984-1989).

Professor Abbott is Co-Director of the Executive Course on Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and Global Public Health for the Global Health Programme of the Graduate Institute|Geneva and he teaches on the visiting faculty of the World Trade Institute, Berne, Switzerland. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.

A detailed curriculum vitae is available here

Author Interview

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

IP-Watch Interview

May 21, 2014

William New interviews Frederick Abbott

Discussing Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order

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From the Publisher:

Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order

Frederick M. Abbott , Carlos M. Correa , Peter Drahos

Edited by Frederick M. Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, Florida State University College of Law, US, Carlos M. Correa, Professor and Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics (CEIDIE), Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Peter Drahos, Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, The Australian National University and Chair in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

The patent has emerged as a dominant force in 21st century economic policy. This book examines the impact of the BRICS and other emerging economies on the global patent framework and charts the phenomenal rise in the number of patents in some of these countries.

Contributors include: F.M. Abbott, D. Borges Barbosa, C.M. Correa, P. Drahos, M. El Said, C. Fink, P. Gehl Sampath, K. Karachalios, R. Kher, J. Kuanpoth, A. Kudlinski, T. Payosova, P. Roffe, S.K. Sell, Y. Tamura, G. Van Overwalle, Y.A. Vawda, H. Zhang, W. Zhuang
Website Organization

The basic organization of the website is indicated by the left-hand tabs. "Presentations" are in various formats -- PowerPoint slides, audio and video, with links to underlying papers where relevant. "Articles and Studies" includes major publications. "Books" provides information and links to sources. There are a variety of other published works in "Additional Materials". The "UDRP" page lists (and links to) decisions rendered as a panelist for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center over the course of more than a decade. The 2007 Roundtable page concerns a meeting hosted in Tallahassee, Florida regarding the global regulation of medicines. The "Index and Search" page lists (and links to) publications in chronological order. Materials continue to be added. For documents that are not listed, contact

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