Posted by Anton Hughes on Friday, May 01, 2009 with No comments
Chief Justice French:
I do not wish to overstate the threats posed by economists and the possible takeover of intellectual property policy by departments such as finance and treasury. However, I would suggest that in the endeavour to become socially interesting, intellectual property lawyers need to seek conceptual clarity about their objectives.Are they human rights lawyers or are they economic utilitarians? Are they protecting the product of human creativity or advancing economically useful incentives?