Detailing the intellectual-property aspects of biotechnology law - from initial identification and reporting through licensing - this comprehensive reference explains the rules, regulations and procedures typically encountered by researchers in the development of their innovations.;Focusing on the fundamental legal concepts that should be understood by scientists, academicians and technicians working in the field, Understanding Biotechnology Law: considers the role of the inventor in the preparation of a patent application; describes the patent application process from discovery of an invention to issuance of a patent; discusses the law governing ownership of laboratory discoveries and products; examines intellectual-property policies, research agreements, consulting agreements, and conflicts of interest; presents the rules for determining inventorship; reviews patent infringement laws, including claim interpretation, literal infringement, and infringement under the doctrine of equivalents; and outlines modern license agreements, providing the principal terms encountered in biotechnology licenses.;Written by authorities in the field, Understanding Biotechnology Law is a reference for molecular and cell biologists, microbiologists, virologists, bioprocess technologists, biochemists, food scientists and technologists, pharmacologists, and pharmacists.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the field of biotechnology law, Gale R. Peterson; identifying, evaluating, and reporting innovative research developments, Lita Nelson; choosing the form of legal protection, Reid G. Adler; preparing the patent application, Bradford J. Duft; inventorship in the research laboratory, Edward T. Lentz; ownership of laboratory innovations, William LaFuze; patent infringement in the field of biotechnology, Charles Lipsey and Amy L. Tsui Collins; intellectual-property policies and conflicts of interest, Katherine L. Chapman; technology transfer and commercialization, Joyce Brinton.