Gene Patents and Collaborative Licensing Models

Gene Patents and Collaborative Licensing Models

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The cost of patent licenses needed to design a new genetic test or treatment may ultimately prevent research projects getting started, as individual components are protected by different patent owners. This book examines legal measures which might be used to solve the problem of fragmentation of patents in genetics.Third, the exchange of complementary knowa€”how might be hampered. ... participate, although van Zimmeren believes that a reciprocal positive comity or a granta€”back clause may be imposed in the standard licences to bring the unwilling patent holder into the scheme, even though competition law requires caution here.

Title:Gene Patents and Collaborative Licensing Models
Author:Geertrui van Overwalle
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-06-11


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