Biotechnological Inventions: Moral Restraints and Patent Law

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Law - 195 pages
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Examines the relationships between humans, animals and the environment and asks why in the context of biotechnical inventions morality has become an important issue. The origin, policy and legislative history of patent law in both the U.S. and E.U. is examine, with particular reference to morality.
 

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Contents

Table of Cases
vii
Development of a European Moral Regime
19
Development of Patent Law in the United States
41
Language of Patent Law and Biotechnological Inventions
77
Protection in the United States
107
Legal Protection Under the Biotechnology Directive 1998
123
Plant Variety Perspective
139
Recent Developments
169
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