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Patents and Medical Biotechnology: an Empirical Analysis of Issues Facing the Australian Industry

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Nicol, D and Nielsen, JL (2003) Patents and Medical Biotechnology: an Empirical Analysis of Issues Facing the Australian Industry. Occasional Paper Series (6). Centre for Law and Genetics, Hobart.

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Abstract

This book reprots on the results of an empirical study of the Australian medical biotechnology industry, involving surveys and interviews with participants in research institutions, companies and diagnostic facilities. Despite ongoing concerns about the impact of gene and research tool patents on downstream research and development, this study reveals evidence of liberal licensing practices associated with some essential or foundational inventions within the Australian industry. However, there are also significant challenges, including negotiating difficulties, restrictive licence terms, refusals to license and stacking royalties, Hence, some consideration of options for law reform is warranted.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Centre for Law and Genetics
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2007 00:48
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:25
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2550
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