Gene genie: The judicial revolution in biotech IP

Rimmer, Matthew (2016) Gene genie: The judicial revolution in biotech IP. 26 (2) Australasian Biotechnology 60.

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Over the past few years, there have been some dramatic developments in intellectual property (IP) and biotechnology. In landmark rulings in gene patents in superior courts in the United States and Australia, as well as a significant settlement in Canada, the judiciary has sought to draw tighter boundaries around what can be protected as an invention under patent law. The superior courts have been keen to emphasise that mere products of nature, abstract ideas, and intellectual information cannot be protected under patent law. This has caused some consternation among the commercial providers of medical diagnostics, the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology sector. The judicial revolution in IP and biotechnology will have an impact in agriculture, medicine, health care and clean technologies.

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ID Code: 96802
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Intellectual Property, Biotechnology, Gene Patents, High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Court of Canada
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Matthew Rimmer
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2016 23:29
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 07:51

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