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Intellectual Property

Clive Anderson and top legal experts discuss how our courts attempt to resolve disputes over the intellectual ownership of everything from life-saving drugs to sweater designs.

Clive Anderson and some of the country's top lawyers and judges discuss legal issues of the day.

The second programme in the series looks at the law and intellectual property. Humans are an extraordinarily creative species, but can't always agree about the legal rights relating to that creativity.

This programme looks at how our courts attempt to resolve disputes over trademarks, inventions, music and literature; in fact over everything from life-saving drugs to sweater designs. Do our copyright, patent and other laws create the right balance between the protection of entrepreneurship and the potential benefit to the public of less regulated distribution of our creative output?

Producer: Brian King
An Above The Title production for BBC Radio 4.

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45 minutes

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Sat 2 Apr 2011 22:15