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Detailing the intellectual-property aspects of biotechnology law - from initial identification and reporting through licensing - this comprehensive reference explains the rules, regulations and procedures typically encountered by researchers in the development of their innovations.;Focusing on the fundamental legal concepts that should be understood by scientists, academicians and technicians working in the field, ""Understanding Biotechnology Law"": considers the role of the inventor in the preparation of a patent application; describes the patent application process from discovery of an invention to issuance of a patent; discusses the law governing ownership of laboratory discoveries and products; examines intellectual-property policies, research agreements, consulting agreements, and conflicts of interest; presents the rules for determining inventorship; reviews patent infringement laws, including claim interpretation, ""literal infringement"", and ""infringement under the doctrine of equivalents""; and outlines modern license agreements, providing the principal terms encountered in biotechnology licenses.;Written by authorities in the field, ""Understanding Biotechnology Law"" is a reference for molecular and cell biologists, microbiologists, virologists, bioprocess technologists, biochemists, food scientists and technologists, pharmacologists, and pharmacists.