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Biotechnology and intellectual property rights : legal and social implications

Author: Kshitij Kumar Singh
Publisher: New Delhi : Springer, [2014] ©2015
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This book offers a valuable contribution to contemporary legal literature, providing deep insights into the interface between law and genetics, highlighting emerging issues and providing meaningful solutions to current problems. It will be of interest to a broad readership, including academics, lawyers, policy makers and scholars engaged in interdisciplinary research. In the context of examining and analyzing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Singh, Kshitij Kumar.
Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights : Legal and Social Implications.
New Delhi : Springer India, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kshitij Kumar Singh
ISBN: 9788132220596 8132220595
OCLC Number: 894509043
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 254 pages)
Contents: Author's Preface ; Contents; List of Abbreviations; About the Author; Chapter-1; Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights: A Conceptual Framework; 1.2.1 Biotechnology; 1.2.2 Intellectual Property Rights; 1.3 Nature, Purpose and Focus of the Book; 1.4 The Framework of the Book; References; Chapter-2; Patentability of Biotechnology: A Comparative Study with Regard to the USA, European Union, Canada and India; 2.1 Biotechnology and Patent Law; 2.1.1 Transformation of Biotechnology: From a Non-commercial Science to a Commercial Industry. 2.1.2 Conjunction of Biotechnology and Patent Law: Challenges Posed by Biotechnology Before the Existing Patent Systems2.1.3 Human Genetic Patents: A Special and Controversial Case of Biotechnology Patents; 2.1.4 Divergence in Biotechnology Patent Practices Among Different Jurisdictions; 2.2 Patentability of Biotechnology in the USA; 2.2.1 Biotechnology as a Patentable Subject Matter; 2.2.2 Other Statutory Requirements; 2.3 Patentability of Biotechnology in European Union; 2.3.1 Traces of a Unified System of Patents for European Union. 2.3.2 Specific Legislative Response to Biotechnology Inventions2.3.3 Sources Governing Patent Grants in Europe; 2.3.4 Biotechnology as a Patentable Subject Matter in European Union; 2.3.4.1 Patentable Subject Matter; 2.3.5 Other Statutory Criteria for Patents; 2.4 Patentability of Biotechnology Inventions in Canada; 2.4.1 Statutory Framework for Patenting; 2.4.1.1 Patentable Subject Matter; 2.4.1.2 Other Statutory Requirements for Patenting; 2.4.2 Comparison of Canada with the USA and Europe; 2.5 Patentability of Biotechnology Inventions in India. 2.5.1 Dimminaco Case: Paving the Way for Biotechnology Patents in India2.5.2 Statutory Provisions Regarding Biotechnological Inventions Under the Current Patent Act 1970 (as Amended in 1999, 2002 and 2005); 2.5.2.1 Biotechnological Inventions as Patentable Subject Matter; 2.5.2.2 Other Statutory Requirements Under Indian Patent Act for Patenting; 2.5.3 Status of Biotechnology Patent in India; References; Chapter-3; Patentability of Biotechnology Under the International Patent Regime: Differentiation v. Harmonisation; 3.1 Territorial Nature of Patents. 3.2 Internationalisation of Patent System: From Territorial to Global Patent Regime3.3 Patentability of Biotechnology Under TRIPS: Interpreting TRIPS in the Light of Biotechnology Inventions; 3.3.1 Different Countries Interpret the Term 'Invention' Differently; 3.3.2 Special Legislations for Different Technologies in Member Countries Violate Non-discrimination Provision Under TRIPS; 3.3.3 Exceptions Under the TRIPS Agreement; 3.3.4 Patenting of Life Forms Under the TRIPS Agreement: Internationalisation of Gene Patents; 3.3.5 Article 27.3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement: A Temporary Compromise.
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