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Patents and Medical Biotechnology: An Empirical Analysis of Issues Facing the Australian Industry

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Nicol, D and Nielsen, JL, Patents and Medical Biotechnology: An Empirical Analysis of Issues Facing the Australian Industry, Centre for Law and Genetics Occasional Paper No. 6, Hobart, pp. 1-276. (2003) [Authored Other Book]

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Copyright 2003 University of Tasmania, Dianne Nicol and Jane Nielsen

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Abstract

This book reprots on the results of an empirical study of the Australian medical biotechnology industry, involving surveys and interviews with participants in research institutions, companies and diagnostic facilities. Despite ongoing concerns about the impact of gene and research tool patents on downstream research and development, this study reveals evidence of liberal licensing practices associated with some essential or foundational inventions within the Australian industry. However, there are also significant challenges, including negotiating difficulties, restrictive licence terms, refusals to license and stacking royalties, Hence, some consideration of options for law reform is warranted.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Other Book
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
Author:Nielsen, JL (Dr Jane Nielsen)
ID Code:29059
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-28
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