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Intellectual property issues in biotechnology.

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This book contains 22 chapters focusing on the emerging legal, social and regulatory issues pertaining to biotechnology and intellectual property rights (IPRs) in agriculture, food, pharmaceutics, health care and industry. Expert opinions are also presented by premier academicians, scientists and industrialists to counter critical questions, such as whether the existing IP frameworks at both natio...


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Patent eligibility issues in life science innovations: contentious court cases.

This chapter deals with some of the contentious court cases involving patent eligibility issues in life science areas in several countries, including the European Union (EU), USA, UK and India. Court cases on patent eligibility of thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, diagnostic method for prenatal testing of Down's syndrome, genetically engineered plant seeds, business methods and computer-related inventions, human genes and mutations, and human stem cells for therapy are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Biotechnology in agriculture, medicine and industry: an overview. Author(s): Singh, H. B. Alok Jha Chetan Keswani
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) Biotechnology and its development in developing countries: can intellectual property rights foster innovation in the field? Author(s): Chandler, D. M. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 30) Checks and balances in biotechnology-related patents: in agreement to the Indian Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005. Author(s): Om Prakash Singh, P. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 40) Intellectual property in the biotechnology sector: the importance of 'star scientists' in the entrepreneurship and universities environment. Author(s): Bas, T. G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 49) Intellectual property in agricultural biotechnology: from patent thickets to generics. Author(s): Alandete-Saez, M. Jefferson, D. J. Bennett, A. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 58) Bioprospecting for improving soil health and crop productivity: Indian patent landscape. Author(s): Vivek Srivastava Chauhan, P. S. Sankalp Misra Swati Sharma Aradhana Mishra Nautiyal, C. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 80) Seeds of change: genetically modified crops, Canada's Agricultural Growth Act and the erosion of Farmers' Privilege. Author(s): Abergel, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 96) Recent innovations in agricultural biotechnology: challenging the status quo. Author(s): Hefferon, K. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 107) Chinese innovation system: the case of agricultural knowledge sharing. Author(s): Mitkova, L. Wang Xi
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 117) Intellectual property rights regime for agricultural biotechnology in India. Author(s): Seweta Srivastava Yadav, S. K. Ravindra Kumar Ashwani Kumar Singh, V. P. Asha Sinha Rajendra Kumar
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 128) DNA patenting. Author(s): Blakeney, M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 138) The development of patentability of genetic patent in Mainland China and Taiwan. Author(s): Lin JuiChu Hung TzuHsun Fan ChienTe
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 147) Bioprospecting microbial diversity: intellectual property rights issues. Author(s): Om Prakash Aabheejeet Pansare Dhar, S. K.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 157) CRISPR/Cas9 system, a revolutionary technology for genome editing: applications and intellectual property disputes. Author(s): Kartikay Bisen Keswani, C. Akanksha Singh Rakesh Pandey Sandhya Mishra Sarma, B. K. Singh, H. B.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 165) Healthcare innovation, personalization and the patent system: where is the public interest? Author(s): Dutfield, G.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 177) Patentability of human embryo stem cells: a comparative analysis of case WARF in the United States of America and Europe. Author(s): Li Jiang
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 181) Innovation and intellectual property issues in the 'decade of vaccines': a Brazilian perspective. Author(s): Possas, C. Antunes, A. Mendes, F. M. L. Martins, R. M. Homma, A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 193) Promoting access to healthcare through biosimilars: addressing intellectual property rights and regulatory barriers. Author(s): Kanikaram Satyanarayana Sadhana Srivastava
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 229) Changing paradigm for intellectual property rights protection in drug discovery research: where India stands. Author(s): Pritom Chowdhury Sangeeta Borchetia Tanoy Bandyopadhyay
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 239) Intellectual property rights in drug development and biotechnology. Author(s): Raj, G. M. Avinash Arivazhahan
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 245) Leishmaniasis: drug development and intellectual property issues. Author(s): Ashim Borah Nitai Basak Jana, A. K.