Legal Innovations in Asia explores how law in Asia has developed over time as a result of judicial interpretation and innovations drawn from the legal systems of foreign countries.Given the large number of countries that constitute Asia, and the variety of legal systems and judicial traditions which they have nourished, the contributors have given a more representative flavour to this book than the web blurb suggests -- and the book itself really does deliver on its promise of innovations. Islam influences the application of the law, for example, but can it also be established that judicial activism influences the legal application of Islam?
Expert scholars from around the world offer a history of law in the region while also providing a wider context for present-day Asian law. The contributors share insightful perspectives on comparative law, the role of courts, legal transplants, intellectual property, Islamic law and other issues as they relate to the practice and study of law in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asia.
This is not an intellectual property book, but there is a good deal of intellectual property in it. Given Toshiko Takenaka's contribution to patent law in the US and beyond, this is scarcely surprising. The four chapters that comprise Part V of this tome are dedicated to IP, and the pieces on Korea's "transmit rather than create" concept and the prospects of a Thai adoption of the Bayh-Dole Act are well worth a read.
Bibliographic data: Publication date: December 2014. xii + 378 pp. Hardback ISBN 978 1 78347 278 9, ebook ISBN 978 1 78347 279 6. Price US$150 (online price from the publisher US$135). Rupture factor: low. Web page here.
Says the web-blurb:
China is evolving from a manufacturing-based economy to an innovation-based economy, but the delicate context behind this change has not been properly understood by foreign governments, companies and lawyers [or by many Chinese ones, Merpel ventures to suggest]. This book is an insightful response to ill-conceived notions of, and mis-assumptions regarding, the Chinese innovation economy. It represents an effort to marry a variety of “insiders’ perspectives” from China, with the analysis of international scholars.This Kat was unable to identify the illustration on the front cover, which you can see at an angle if you look closely at the image above. Can any arty reader assist?
With contributions from leading authors - including Dr Kong Xiangjun, President of the Intellectual Property Tribunal at the Supreme People’s Court of China - this book is the first comprehensive response to a highly controversial and largely under-developed field of inquiry. It seeks to unveil and understand the complexities and challenges that confront China’s innovation economy, setting out the cultural and historical context, the strategies that form the basis for this evolution, and the measures China has at its disposal to protect intellectual property. ...
Bibliographic data: publication date December 2014. xiv + 266 pp. Hardback ISBN 978 1 78100 159 2, ebook ISBN 978 1 78100 160 8. Price US$125 (online from the publisher $112.50). Rupture factor: small. Web page here