Patent Issues in Biotechnology

Bently, Lionel, Sherman, Brad and Hubicki, Stephen (2009). Patent Issues in Biotechnology. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (pp. 1-5) Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0005189.pub2


Author Bently, Lionel
Sherman, Brad
Hubicki, Stephen
Title of chapter Patent Issues in Biotechnology
Title of book Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Place of Publication Chichester
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005189.pub2
ISBN 0333947886
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subjects BX
Abstract/Summary In both European and US law, biotechnological products may be patented if they fulfil the normal requirements of patent law that they are novel, nonobvious and useful for industry. In practice this means that biological molecules, including genes, that have been isolated from nature and are susceptible of industrial application are capable of protection, as are processes of isolating and purifying biological molecules.
Keyword patents
discoveries
novelty
obviousness
utility
ethical aspects
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes published online 15 March, 2009

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