Gene Patents and Human Rights

in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights. Third edition, Paul L. C. Torremans (ed.), Kluwer Law International, 2015, 871 – 914

34 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2015

See all articles by Geertrui Van Overwalle

Geertrui Van Overwalle

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

Date Written: March 2015

Abstract

Over the last decade, the relationship between intellectual property rights (IPRs) and human rights has gained wide academic attention. In this expanding stream of research, scholars have also started to explore the particular relationship between patent law and human rights law in more depth. The present paper examines a specific theme within that research stream, and focus on the interplay between patent law, as applied to human genes and genetic diagnostic methods, and human rights.

Keywords: Human genetics, Patents, Human rights, Human dignity, Right to access to health care

JEL Classification: D23, D45, H 41, H51, I18, K11, L14, L 65, O31, O32, O34,

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, Gene Patents and Human Rights (March 2015). in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights. Third edition, Paul L. C. Torremans (ed.), Kluwer Law International, 2015, 871 – 914 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2708042

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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