Biotechnological Inventions: Moral Restraints and Patent Law

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Ashgate, 2005 - Law - 195 pages
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Advances in modern biotechnology have produced profound and far-reaching implications for the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. This book examines the role of moral considerations in the patent system as a form of regulation. It questions why in the context of biotechnological inventions morality has become an important issue.

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Contents

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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