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Intellectual PropertyOmnipresent, Distracting, Irrelevant?$
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William Cornish

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263073

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263073.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Inventing
Intellectual Property


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This chapter discusses intellectual property (IP) applicable to the inventing of technology, focusing on the patent system. Topics covered include basic elements of patents, medical patents, exclusive rights to explore, biotechnology and genetics, genetics and patent theory, contributions to advances in genetic medicine, compulsory licensing and crown use, rules of competition, inhibitions on research, patent policy development, and petty patents and database rights.

Keywords:   inventions, patents, patent elements, medicine, patent policy, petty patents, database rights

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