Genentech and the stolen gene: Patent law and pioneer inventions

Rimmer, Matthew (2002) Genentech and the stolen gene: Patent law and pioneer inventions. Bio-Science Law Review, 5(6), pp. 198-211.

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the litigation over the biotechnology patent dispute between the University of California and Genentech. First it outlines the scientific work behind the cloning of the human growth hormone, and looks at the patent office, and its treatment of biotechnological inventions. Second, it considers the court room dispute, and the legal case of the University of California and the biotechnology company in this dispute. Finally, it considers the implications of this dispute for policy reform in respect of patent law and biotechnology.

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ID Code: 85374
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: biotechnology, ESTs, gene patents, human growth hormone, insulin, intellectual property management, patent law, research tools, utility guidelines, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
ISSN: 1365-8867
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2015 02:25
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 02:48

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