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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Biotechnological Inventions: Moral Restraints and Patent Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780754677741
Previous Edition ISBN: 075462420X
Published: May 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

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Advances in modern biotechnology have produced profound and far-reaching implications for the relationship between humans, animals and the environment.

As a result, a debate has arisen surrounding the legal, moral and social problems connected with this technology, a central part of the debate focusing on the role of moral considerations in the patent system as a form of regulation.

This fully revised and updated book examines this role and asks why in the context of biotechnological inventions, morality has become an important issue. It takes account of recent developments, including reference to the situation in Australia.

By examining such specific recent cases, the author elucidates the moral concerns associated with modern biotechnology, thus providing an important contribution to the debate and a valuable resource for all those working in this exciting field.

Intellectual Property Law
Preface to the revised edition
Biotechnological inventions: the moral debate
Development of a European and UK moral regime, Development of patent law in the United States
Application of Article 53 European Patent Convention
Patent law criteria and biotechnological inventions
Protection conferred in the United States
Protection conferred under the Biotechnology Directive 1998
Plant variety protection: UPOV, community, directive
Recent EU initiatives: likely impact on moral concerns