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Title: Why Biotech Patents are Patently Absurd—Scientific Briefing on TRIPS and Related Issues
Authors: Ho, Mae-Wan
Issue Date: Mar-2002
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The author discusses TRIPS Agreement and gives reasons for revoking and banning patenting of life forms and living processes. He further discusses about the ways of classifying patents and proprietary databases on life forms and living processes. Also covered are patents based on plagiarism and biopiracy, discoveries, transgenic processes and organisms, nuclear-transplant cloning and other in vitro reproductive techniques, stem cells isolation and culture techniques, GM constructs and vectors. He further analyses TRIPS and EU system and discusses about positive aspects of EU Directive, which strongly excludes plant and animal varieties from patenting category
Page(s): 151-165
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Source:JIPR Vol.07(2) [March 2002]

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