Patents versus patenting: implications of intellectual property protection for biological research

TitlePatents versus patenting: implications of intellectual property protection for biological research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLei, Z, Juneja, R, Wright, BD
JournalNature Biotechnology
Volume27
Issue1
Pagination36-40
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number10870156
Accession Number35995163
KeywordsBIOTECHNOLOGY , Intellectual , LIFE , PATENTS , research , SURVEYS
AbstractThe article discusses the existence of intellectual property rights in the biological sciences and evaluates what effects patents have on shared access to research tools. A published study examines data pertaining to this conundrum and finds that an entity or individual controlling material property generally presents more obstacles to the sharing of research tools than does an entity or individual owning intellectual property.
NotesLei, Zhen 1 Juneja, Rakhi 2 Wright, Brian D 1; Affiliation: 1: Zhen Lei and Brian D. Wright are in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 207 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA. wright@are.berkeley.edu 2: Rakhi Juneja is in the Office of Technology Transfer, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA.; Source Info: Jan2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p36; Subject Term: INTELLECTUAL property; Subject Term: PATENTS; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Equipment & supplies; Subject Term: SURVEYS; Subject Term: BIOTECHNOLOGY; Subject Term: LIFE sciences research; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 5p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1038/nbt0109-36
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