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Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade

Author: Luigi Palombi
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with the 13th century, this book explores how patents have been used as an economic protectionist tool, developing and evolving to the point where thousands of patents have been ultimately  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Patents
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luigi Palombi
ISBN: 9781847208361 1847208363
OCLC Number: 277195900
Description: xvi, 394 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Monopolies in the age of free trade. The early history of Anglo-American patent systems ; Patents and their use in economic warfare ; Patent monopolies versus free trade ; The patent systems of continental Europe ; The internationalization and harmonization of the patent systems --
The patenting of biological materials : the monopolization of nature. The isolation contrivance ; Anything under the sun made by man ; The invention of nature? ; Gene wars ; Synthetic biology and a time for reflection.
Responsibility: Luigi Palombi.

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