Patentability of Human Stem Cells and Cell Lines

The Danish Council of Ethics and the University of Copenhagen Conference, 2004

23 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2010

See all articles by Geertrui Van Overwalle

Geertrui Van Overwalle

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

The paper starts with a survey of the current European and U.S. patent practice with regard to human stem cell technology. The paper then offers an overview of the current European patent framework for human stem cells and critically examines the recommendations put forward in the Opinion of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies Opinion. Finally, there is an examination of the critical relationship between patent law and research. In doing so, attention is paid to the indirect and direct effects of patents on research.

Keywords: Patents, Human stem cells, European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

JEL Classification: I18, K11, O32, O34, H51

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, Patentability of Human Stem Cells and Cell Lines (2004). The Danish Council of Ethics and the University of Copenhagen Conference, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1718659

Geertrui Van Overwalle (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.kuleuven.be/citip/en/staff/00015469

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