Patenting Lives: Life Patents, Culture and Development

1st Edition

Johanna Gibson

Routledge
Published November 15, 2016
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9781138262331 - CAT# Y314166
Series: Intellectual Property, Theory, Culture

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Summary

Patenting Lives includes contributions from various interests and perspectives, both in the context of current international developments in life patents and the global agenda of harmonization of international intellectual property. The book is divided into five sections reflecting the critical issues arising from patents and biotechnology - Context; Human Rights and Ethical Frameworks; Medicine and Public Health; Traditional Knowledge; and Agriculture. The international contributors from government, civil society, academia and the private sector provide diverse perspectives on life patents and the facilitation of social, cultural and economic development in the context of international principles of trade.

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