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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Biotechnological Inventions and Patentability of Life: The US and European Experience

ISBN13: 9781784715892
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

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In today's highly technological world, biotechnology is one of the most innovative and highly invested in industries for research, in the field of science. This book analyses the forms and limitations of patent protection recognition for biotechnological inventions, with particular regard to patentability of life.

The author expertly compares the United States model, traditionally based on technical evaluations, with the European model, inspired by fundamental rights and bioethics. He highlights how the regulation of biotechnological inventions should guarantee a fair balance between protection of investment and access to information, which is essential for further research and innovation.

Academics and practitioners dealing with intellectual property, patent law and biotechnological inventions will find this book to be of interest. The topics discussed will also be useful for officers of patent offices and medical institutions, along with medical researchers.

Intellectual Property Law
1. Patent protection of biotechnological inventions and the limits of patentability
2. Interventions on human genetic material: legal and bioethical issues
3. The evolution of the discipline and problematic issues in the United States of America
4. The evolution of the discipline and problematic issues in Europe