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Medical Patent Law: The Challenges of Medical Treatment

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ISBN13: 9781849801713
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £132.00



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This book provides a detailed and comparative examination of medical patent law and the issues at the heart of the medical treatment exclusion for therapeutic treatments, surgical treatments and diagnostic methods. It firsts considers the historical basis for exclusion and the development of law and policy in Europe, the United States and other commonwealth countries. The book goes on to provide a detailed analysis of the issues related to new medical technologies, such as gene therapy, dosage regimes, and medical diagnostics, in light of the medical treatment exclusion. Medical Patent Law will strongly appeal to patent agents and attorneys, solicitors and barristers working in patent and intellectual property law and medical law worldwide, as well as medical practitioners and healthcare professionals; scientists, researchers and managers in the chemicals, medical; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries. Postgraduates on LLM medical law and intellectual property courses and academics specializing in medical law or patent law, will also find much to interest them.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Medical Law
Contents:
Foreword
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Arguments for Patent Protection
3. Arguments Against Patent Protection
4. Therapeutic Methods
5. Surgical Methods
6. Diagnostic Methods
7. Second and Further Medical Uses
8. Manner of New Manufacture
9. United Kingdom Patents Act 2004
10. United States of America
11. Conclusions