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185 p. ; 29 cm.
Green Library
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xviii, 146 pages ; 23 cm
  • Piracy through patents : the second coming of Columbus
  • Knowledge, creativity, and intellectual property rights
  • Can life be made? can life be owned? : redefining biodiversity
  • The seed and the Earth
  • Biodiversity and people's knowledge
  • Tripping over life
  • Making peace with diversity
  • Nonviolence and cultivation of diversity.
"Internationally renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva argues that genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are "the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature ... life itself is being colonized." The resistance to this biopiracy--the use of intellectual property systems to legitimize the exclusive ownership and control over biological resource and biological products and processes that have been used over centuries in non-industrialized cultures--is the struggle to conserve both cultural and biological diversity. Since the land, the forests, the oceans, and the atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, Northern capital is now looking for new colonies to exploit and invade for further accumulation--in Shiva's view, the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants, and animals. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this edition of Biopiracy is a learned, clear, and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses are being allowed to expropriate natural processes and traditional forms of knowledge."-- Provided by publisher.
"A learned, clear, and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses are being allowed to expropriate natural processes and traditional forms of knowledge"--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
viii, 84 p. : ill. (some col.).
Book
ix, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: patent publics, patent cultures, Johanna Gibson-- Part 1 Context: The legal framework surrounding patents for living materials, Tony Howard.-- Part 2 Human Rights and Ethical Frameworks: Life as chemistry or life as biology? An ethic of patents on genetically modified organisms, Kathryn Garforth-- The right to development, African countries and the patenting of living organisms: a human rights dilemma, Adejoke Oyewunmi.-- Part 3 Medicine and Public Health: The genetic sequence right: a sui generis alternative to the patenting of biological materials, Luigi Palombi-- Forfeited consent: body parts in eminent domain, Angela A. Stanton.-- Part 4 Traditional Knowledge: Beyond 'protection': promoting traditional knowledge systems in Thailand, Daniel Robinson-- Plant genetic resources and the associated traditional knowledge: does the distinction between higher and lower life forms matter?, Chika B. Onwuekwe.-- Part 5 Agriculture: Analysis of farmers' willingness to pay for agrobiodiversity conservation in Nepal, Diwakar Poudel and Fred H. Johnsen-- Is more less? An evolutionary economics, critique of the economics of plant breeds' rights, Dwijen Rangnekar-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754671046 20160527
This collection includes contributions from various interests and perspectives, in the context of current international developments in life patents, and the global agenda of harmonisation 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754671046 20160527
Book
ix, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The legal framework surrounding patents for living materials / Tony Howard
  • Life as chemistry or life as biology? : an ethic of patents on genetically modified organisms / Kathryn Garforth
  • The right to development, African countries and the patenting of living organisms : a human rights dilemma / Adejoke Oyewunmi
  • The genetic sequence right : a sui generis alternative to the patenting of biological materials / Luigi Palombi
  • Forfeited consent : body parts in eminent domain / Angela A . Stanton
  • Beyond "protection" : promoting traditional knowledge systems in Thailand / Daniel Robinson
  • Plant genetic resources and the associated traditional knowledge : does the distinction between higher and lower life forms matter? / Chika B. Onwuekwe
  • Analysis of farmers' willingness to pay for agrobiodiversity conservation in Nepal / Diwakar Poudel and Fred H. Johnsen
  • Is more less? : an evolutionary economics critique of the economics of plant breeds' rights / Dwijen Rangnekar.
This collection includes contributions from various interests and perspectives, in the context of current international developments in life patents, and the global agenda of harmonisation 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754671046 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvii, 179 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Patent law primer-- recombinant products and the standard for obviousness - a typology-- in re Deuel - the Federal circuit and "translation" DNAs-- generalization of a concept - other biotechnology products are "translation" inventions-- consequences and remedies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789041106988 20160528
This work examines the requirements for patentability in the context of biotechnology, with a special focus on the non-obviousness requirement. It analyzes non-obviousness as applied to biotechnology molecular products via a review of the relevant case law. The work begins with a typology of recombinant inventions, useful in determining ultimate non-obviousness and patentability. It distinguishes three categories of recombinant products: (1) "Translation" inventions, obtained by entering a known molecular information into a known process, (2) "Molecular modification" products, obtained by modifying prior art molecules, and (3) "Combination" inventions, obtained by combining several known functional molecular units. Recognizing the risk that many translation inventions will be considered obvious upon maturation of the underlying technology, the author examines possible alternatives for protection. The author critiques and ultimately rejects the idea of lowering the non-obviousness standard, elected by the Federal Circuit in In re Deuel. The work describes several current examples of sui generis intellectual property rights and also examines a "no action" scenario, emphasizing that the rapid changes occurring in biotechnology might ultimately make the current problem obsolete. The text also addresses broader issues such as the growing secrecy in basic science and its link to the disappearance of a clear distinction between basic and applied research. Patent law practitioners, inventors and researchers in the biotech world, and their advisors should appreciate this detailed, analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789041106988 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
197 p. : forms ; 31 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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133 p. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 260 pages ; 24 cm
  • The IP and food project / Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson
  • Implications of advances in molecular genetic technology for food security and ownership / Robert J. Henry
  • Reconceptualizing intellectual property to promote food security / Brad Sherman
  • Intellectual property norm setting in ex situ plant germplasm access and benefit sharing arrangements / Charles Lawson
  • Open access seeds and breeds : the role of the commons in protecting farmers and livestock keepers rights and food security / Brendan Tobin
  • Why didn't an equivalent to the US Plant Patent Act of 1930 emerge in Britain? : historicizing the boundaries of un-patentable innovation / Berris Charnley
  • Changing the recipe : food security and other socio-economic considerations in agricultural biotechnology regulation / Karinne Ludlow
  • Can intellectual property help feed the world? : intellectual property, the PLUMPYFIELD® Network and a sociological imagination / Jay Sanderson
  • Geographical indications and agricultural community development : is the European model appropriate for developing countries? / Graham Dutfield
  • Patent-busting : the public patent foundation, gene patents and the seed wars / Matthew Rimmer.
The relationship between intellectual property and food affects the production and availability of food by regulating dealings in products, processes, innovations, information and data. With increasingly intricate relations between international and domestic law, as well as practices and conventions, intellectual property and food interact in many different ways. This volume is a timely consideration and assessment of some of the more contentious and complex issues found in this relationship, such as genetic technology, public research and food security, socio-economic factors and the root cause of poverty and patent-busting. The contributions are from leading scholars in this emerging field and each chapter foregrounds some of the key developments in the area, exploring historical, doctrinal and theoretical issues in the field while at the same time developing new ideas and perspectives around intellectual property and food. The collection will be a useful resource in leading further discussion and debate about intellectual property law and food.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409469568 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 188 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction-- Part I Thinking Through Some Blackboxes: Subjectivities gained ... subjectivities lost-- The production of biological 'objects'. Part II The Emerging Political Bioeconomy: Drawing 'objects' together-- The skein of the information age looks very familiar. Part III Futures: Glocalization and resistance-- Doing biotechnology differently-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409410065 20160605
Decentering Biotechnology explores the nature of technology, objects and patent law. Investigating the patenting of organic life and the manner in which artifacts of biotechnology are given their object-ive appearance, Carolan details the enrollment mechanisms that give biotechnology its momentum. Drawing on legal judgements and case studies, this fascinating book examines the nature of object-ification, as a thought and a thing, without which biotechnology, as it is done today, would not be possible. Unable to reject biotechnology per se, recognizing that such a rejection would essentialize the very object-ive categories shown to be manufactured, Carolan ultimately argues for doing biotechnology differently. A theoretically sophisticated analysis of the nature of objects and the role of technology as a form of life which shapes the social landscape, Decentering Biotechnology engages with questions of power, globalization, development, resistance, exclusion, and participation that arise from treating biological objects differently from conventional property forms. As such, it will appeal to social theorists, sociologists and philosophers, as well as scholars of law and science and technology studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409410065 20160605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource ([62] p.) : ill.
Book
xxx, 383 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • * Seeds of Change - A Link among Legal, Economic and Ag-Biotechnology Communities-- * Agricultural Innovation after the Diffusion of Intellectual Property Protection-- * Seed Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, and Global Agricultural Competitiveness-- * History and Trends in Agricultural Biotechnology Patent Law from a Litigator's Perspective-- * Rules v. Standards for Patent Law in the Plant Sciences-- * Constitutional Implications of State Seed Saving Statutes-- * Patented Inventions and Externalities: Hohfeldian Legal Relationships as They Apply to Pollen Drift and Other Inadvertent Use-- * Legal Constraint of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies-- * Cereal Offenders: Access and Equity in Trade Negotiations on Knowledge Resources-- * Public Provision of Knowledge for Policy Research: The Agricultural Biotechnology Intellectual Property Database-- * Network Analysis for Interpreting Patent Data: A Preliminary, Visual Approach-- * The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights in the Plant/Seed Industry-- * Dynamic Pricing Mechanism to Achieve Pareto Optimality in a Seed Production Contract-- * An Economic Comparison of the Incentive to Innovate under Patents and Plant Breeders' Rights-- * The Strength and Structure of Intellectual Bio-Property Markets-- * Insecure Property Rights and Plant Varieties: The Effects on the Market for Seeds and on Farmers in Argentina-- * The regulatory regime and its impact on innovation activities in agro-food biotechnology in the EU and USA. * The Political Economy of Intellectual Property: Re-Examining European Policy on Plant Biotechnology-- * Reality and Problems of Plant Protection under Patent Law and Seed and Seedling Law in Japan-- * Running Ahead: Plant Variety Protection in the Republic of Korea-- * Economic Impact Assessment of Intellectual Property Rights Regulation: The Case of Egypt-- * Social and Economic Consequences of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies in Developing Countries-- * Agricultural Biotechnology under TRIPS and Beyond: Addressing Social Policies in a Pro-Patent Environment-- * To Sow or Not to Sow: Dilemmas in Creating New Rights in Food-- * Biodiversity and Biotechnology: A Misunderstood Relation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845932015 20160528
Scientists are becoming progressively more involved in developing methods for increasing agricultural productivity and designing plants with certain qualities. As such, genetic engineering has given plant breeders a means to exercise property rights over different varieties of plants. This has created many implications and given way to much controversy, with most objections being raised against the idea of owning life. With the use of comparative studies, this book discusses the legal, agribusiness and public policy issues that connect intellectual property protection with advancements in agricultural biotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845932015 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xliv, 577 pages ; 24 cm
  • PART I: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO THE MODERN PATENT SYSTEM-- PART II: PATENT LAW AND PROCEDURE-- PART III: PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS IN SPECIFIC TECHNICAL FIELDS-- PART IV: PATENTING IN PRACTICE-- PART V: COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF PATENTS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199684731 20170424
Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology is the established and highly-acclaimed introduction to patent law and practice, guiding the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese, and United States patent systems. It explains in detail the role of patent practitioners, both in private practice and in-house, in maximising the commercial potential of their company's or client's products. The eagerly awaited new sixth edition of this highly respected text has been fully revised and updated to discuss major new developments in patent law, patent aspects of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), developments in the area of competition law and patents, and all relevant case law of the US, UK, and the European Patent Office (EPO). This is a comprehensive and invaluable guide to this rapidly developing and increasingly globalised area of law, providing a full description of the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199684731 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations.
  • Acknowledgments viii Preface to the Second Edition x Foreword xiv Introduction xxiv 1 Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data: Preliminary Issues 1 2 Ethics and Ontology: A Brief Discourse on Method 21 3 The Science of Genes 30 4 DNA, Species, Individuals, and Persons 52 5 Legal Dimensions in Gene Ownership 69 6 BRCA1 and 2: The Myriad Case and Beyond 88 7 Are Genes Intellectual Property? 101 8 DNA and The Commons 119 9 Pragmatic Considerations of Gene Ownership 137 10 Nature, Genes, and the Scientific Commons: A Social Ontology of Invention 155 11 So, Who Owns You? Some Conclusions About Genes, Property, and Personhood 165 Notes 182 Index 194.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118948507 20160802
The 2nd Edition of Who Owns You, David Koepsell s widely acclaimed exploration of the philosophical and legal problems of patenting human genes, is updated to reflect the most recent changes to the cultural and legal climate relating to the practice of gene patenting. * Lays bare the theoretical assumptions that underpin the injustice of patents on unmodified genes * Makes a unique argument for a commons-by-necessity, explaining how parts of the universe are simply not susceptible to monopoly claims * Represents the only work that attempts to first define the nature of the genetic objects involved before any ethical conclusions are reached * Provides the most comprehensive accounting of the various lawsuits, legislative changes, and the public debate surrounding AMP v. Myriad, the most significant case regarding gene patents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118948507 20160802
Book
135 p.
Book
xi, 209 p. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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xii, 373 leaves ; 29 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
201 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)

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