"In a patent infringement suit, a High Court lifted an injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from taking delivery of the Direct Data Capture (DDC) equipment needed for the voter registration exercise on an overriding national public interest".
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Elections, patents and injunctive relief in Nigeria
here and here).
Now, in "Intellectual property versus the public interest: who gets the vote?", Kingsley Egbuonu (Queen Mary, University of London) and Chukwuyere Izuogu (Streamsowers & Köhn) analyse the decision of the Abuja High Court, Nigeria, 17 December 2010. Their analysis is published in the subscription-based Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) which, in keeping with the charitable objectives of publisher Oxford University Press, is available at no cost or at an extremely reduced rate in many African jurisdictions. In any event, Kingsley and Chukwuyere's note can be read in full on JIPLP's jiplp weblog here.
For the record, this is its abstract: