Gene Patents: The Need for Bioethics Scrutiny and Legal Change

10 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2006

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Jordan Paradise

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Lori Andrews

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Abstract

A patent holder can choose to license a patented invention to others, can choose to use the patented invention exclusively itself, or can choose to prevent any use of the patented invention by itself or by others. In the gene patent area, the exclusive rights of the patent holder can raise the costs of genetic services, diminish the quality of genetic tests and treatments, and interfere with access to health care.

Keywords: gene patent, health care, research

Suggested Citation

Paradise, Jordan K. and Andrews, Lori, Gene Patents: The Need for Bioethics Scrutiny and Legal Change. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=897512

Jordan K. Paradise (Contact Author)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )

25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Lori Andrews

Chicago-Kent College of Law ( email )

565 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
United States

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