Compulsory Patent Licensing in the United States: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Fauver, Cole M. | January 1, 1988

This Comment will consider several of the more common grounds justifying compulsory licenses, particularly as they affect international transactions. After analyzing the dynamic between each theory’s practical economic effect and general economic philosophy, the Comment will then question whether the current United States policy against general compulsory licenses remains viable in today’s economic markets.