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Identity, Invention, and the Culture of Personalized Medicine Patenting

ISBN13: 9781107011915
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £72.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107655775

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What are the normative implications of patenting in the area of personalized medicine? As patents on genes and medical diagnoses have increased over the past decade, this question lies at the intersection of intellectual property theory, identity politics, biomedical ethics and constitutional law. These patents are part of the personalized medicine industry, which develops medical treatments tailored to individuals based on race and other characteristics. This book provides an overview of developments in personalized medicine patenting and suggests policies to best regulate such patents.

Intellectual Property Law, Medical Law
1. Persons and patents
2. Start-ups, up-starts, and markets for personalized medicine
3. The case of race specific patents
4. Normative construction of identity
5. Persons, patents, and policy
6. A business, a litigant, a metaphor: the future of personalized medicine patents.