Strict Sharī’a Inheritance Laws Are Not a Major Roadblock to a Sharī’a-Compliant Islamic Patent Regime

By Gizem Orbey In earlier posts, I argued that a sharīʿa-compliant Islamic patent regime is not only possible, but could supply fresh ideas for solving certain co-ownership problems extant in U.S. and other patent regimes.[1] In this post, I explore limitations on these ideas in anticipation of possible criticism,[2] and in response to the possible … Continue reading Strict Sharī’a Inheritance Laws Are Not a Major Roadblock to a Sharī’a-Compliant Islamic Patent Regime

Existing Sharī’a-Compliant Property Laws Can Suggest Broadly Applicable Solutions for Patent Co-Ownership Problems

By Gizem Orbey In another post, I argue that it is possible to derive a sharīʿa-compliant Islamic patent regime that is in harmony with U.S. and international patent law principles, relying in part on the Ottoman commercial code the Mecelle. That is, I conceive of of the Islamic regime as contracts between inventors and the … Continue reading Existing Sharī’a-Compliant Property Laws Can Suggest Broadly Applicable Solutions for Patent Co-Ownership Problems