Biotechnological Inventions And Patentability Of Life. The US and European Experience - Andrea Stazi

Bitechnological inventionsAndrea Stazi

Department of Human Sciences

European University of Rome

Edward Elgar Publishing

Extent: c 336 pp Publication Date: May 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78471 589 2

In today’s highly technological world, biotechnology is one of the most innovative and highly invested-in industries for research, in the field of science. This book analyses the forms and limitations of patent protection recognition for biotechnological inventions, with particular regard to patentability of life. The author expertly compares the United States model, traditionally based on technical evaluations, with the European model, inspired by fundamental rights and bioethics. He highlights how the regulation of biotechnological inventions should guarantee a fair balance between protection of investment and access to information, which is essential for further research and innovation. Academics and practitioners dealing with intellectual property, patent law and biotechnological inventions will find this book to be of interest. The topics discussed will also be useful for officers of patent offices and medical institutions, along with medical researchers.

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