Technical Standards and Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues for Computational Biology in the Post-Genome Era (Jorge L. Contreras & Jamie Cuticchia, eds., Chicago: ABA Publishing, 2013)
25 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2013 Last revised: 7 Mar 2014
Date Written: April 10, 2013
This chapter addresses legal issues affecting data structures and data exchange standards for bioinformatics research and applications. Issues covered include antitrust considerations for standards developers, copyright in standards documents and patents that may be obtained on standardized technologies. A template policy for bioinformatics standards developers is included in the Appendix.
Keywords: bioinformatics, standards, patent, copyright, FRAND
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