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Legislating to exclude gene patents: difficult and unhelpful, or useful and feasible?


Nicol, D and Liddicoat, J, Legislating to exclude gene patents: difficult and unhelpful, or useful and feasible?, Journal of Law and Information Science, 22, (1) pp. EAP1-EAP23. ISSN 0729-1485 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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The question of whether or not "genes" should be eligible for patent protection continues to be a cause of significant tension around the world iri academic, policy and commercial contexts, as well as in the media and other public forums, for wide-ranging reasons. The primary focus of this paper is an analysis of a recent attempt in Australia to use legislative means to exclude from patent eligibility isolated nucleotide and polypeptide sequences (collectively "isolated sequences") that are similar to those that exist in nature.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:patents, innovation, biotechnology
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:Liddicoat, J (Mr John Liddicoat)
ID Code:81729
Year Published:2012
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0985077)
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-01-04
Last Modified:2016-10-25
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