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The Innovation Pool in Biotechnology: The Role of Patents in Facilitating Innovation


Nicol, D and Nielsen, J and Liddicoat, J and Critchley, C and Whitton, T, The Innovation Pool in Biotechnology: The Role of Patents in Facilitating Innovation, Occasional paper 8, Centre for Law and Genetics, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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DOI: doi:10.2139/ssrn.2503314


This occasional paper presents the results of a five-year study of the patent and product development landscape in the Australian medical biotechnology (‘biotech’) industry with a research team that includes academics in the fields of law and social science. In addition, expert advice has been provided to the research team by international colleagues in the fields of economics, innovation studies, science, law, public health and other disciplines. The study, which commenced in 2009, involved surveys and interviews with participants in the industry, analysis of data from company websites, patent databases and a variety if other sources of information, and legal analysis.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Private law and civil obligations
Research Field:Intellectual property law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
UTAS Author:Nielsen, J (Associate Professor Jane Nielsen)
UTAS Author:Liddicoat, J (Mr John Liddicoat)
UTAS Author:Critchley, C (Associate Professor Christine Critchley)
UTAS Author:Whitton, T (Ms Tess Whitton)
ID Code:131143
Year Published:2014
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0985077)
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2019-03-05
Last Modified:2019-03-05

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