Biotechnology and Software Patent Law: A Comparative Review of New Developments

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Arezzo, E. Ghidini, G., Gustavo Ghidini
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011 - Law - 360 pages
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'The art of editing is to bring contributions together, which melt into one book. This is what Emanuela Arezzo and Gustavo Ghidini have achieved with their own critical mind by composing a book of papers, in which internationally renowned experts meas
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I General themes in patent law
7
1 Tailoring patents to different industries
9
looking for a consistent cooperative model
40
inherent patentability as a pre and postpatent determinant
55
a free use or an infringing use?
91
some features of the new interface
105
PART II Emerging themes in information technologies
129
7 Towards a new instrument of protection for software in the EU? Learning the lessons from the harmonization failure of software patentability
153
lessons from Bilski v Kappos
193
PART III Emerging themes in the biotech industries
219
was it worth the trouble?
221
weighing the costs and benefits
260
11 Patentability of human stem cell or synthetic biology based inventions
288
a quest for higher harmonization
309
Index
339

6 Are software patents something special?
131

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