Geopiracy: Patent law, climate change, and geoengineering

Rimmer, Matthew (2014) Geopiracy: Patent law, climate change, and geoengineering. Chain Reaction.

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Abstract

Patent law is a regime of intellectual property, which provides exclusive rights regarding scientific inventions, which are novel, inventive, and useful. There has been much debate over the limits of patentable subject matter relating to emerging technologies. The Supreme Court of the US has sought to rein in the expansive interpretation of patentability by lower courts in a series of cases dealing with medical information (Prometheus), finance (Bilski), and gene patents (Myriad). This has led to a reinvigoration of the debate over the boundaries of patentable subject matter. There has been controversy about the rise in patenting of geoengineering - particularly by firms such as Intellectual Ventures.

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ID Code: 85331
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
ISSN: 0312-1372
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2015 07:15
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 04:05

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