Exploring the scope of gene patents through new levels of transparency

Jefferson, Osmat Azzam (2014) Exploring the scope of gene patents through new levels of transparency. WIPO Magazine, 2014(2), pp. 24-29.

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Abstract

As the global intellectual property (IP) system grows and now impacts virtually all citizens, it is crucial that the means to understand these rights and their teachings, as well as their implications and scope become global public goods. To do so requires not only that the primary data is available freely and openly in a standardized and re-useable form, but that tools to visualize, analyse and model that data are similarly open and free public goods, adaptable to diverse needs and uses; this we call ‘transparency’.

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ID Code: 71922
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: gene patents, patent sequences, gene inventions, human genome
ISSN: 1020-7074
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > GENETICS (060400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 World Intellectual Property Organization
Deposited On: 22 May 2014 00:09
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 00:09

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