Issues and Rights in DNA-Based Inventions
Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS); Università di Ferrara - Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza; Catholic University of Louvain
November 28, 2011
BIOTECH INNOVATIONS AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, Nicola Lucchi, Roberto Bin, Sara Lorenzon, eds., Springer, 2011
The paper discusses how the legal system has reacted to the new challenge posed by modern biotechnology. In particular it examines some emerging global issues that result from the patenting of biotech inventions with a specific emphasis on the effects of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) patents and their potential to interfere with fundamental individual rights and civil liberties.
Keywords: Access to scientific knowledge, DNA-based inventions, patents, fundamental rights, Expressed sequence tags
JEL Classification: K10, K30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 28, 2011 ; Last revised: February 20, 2013
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