Patentando ADN (Patenting DNA)

Revista la Propiedad Inmaterial, No. 15, p. 47, November 2011

13 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2011

Date Written: June 27, 2011


Patent systems in developed countries have made different interpretation or created new standards to embrace sequences of DNA as a patentable entity, regardless of the fact that in theory DNA did not fulfill requirements of patents (novelty, inventive step and industrial application (utility), and patent subject matter). This approach benefits R&D in the biotechnology industry. However, patents also represent a threat in R&D. This article studies both how patent systems in Europe adopted sequences of DNA and how patents could affect R&D in biotechnology.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: sequence of DNA, patents, novelty, inventive step, industrial application, patent subject matter, ownership, R&D, Europe, licensing, tragedy of commons, tragedy of anticommons

Suggested Citation

Conde Gutierrez, Carlos Augusto, Patentando ADN (Patenting DNA) (June 27, 2011). Revista la Propiedad Inmaterial, No. 15, p. 47, November 2011, Available at SSRN:

Carlos Augusto Conde Gutierrez (Contact Author)

Universidad Externado de Colombia ( email )

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