The book is written to help lawyers faced with the challenge of identifying the legal issues and processes that must be faced by their clients in building, marketing, and protecting a biotech business. The contributors are experts in this specialized area and provide thorough, yet accessible, overviews of biotech subspecialties with an eye to practical application. A biotech legal practice involves specialized subject matter and regulatory schemes that, generally, are not part of the business lawyer's repertoire and which can present many hazards for the uninitiated. Because of the expansion in biotech practice beyond the traditional organizations and their representatives, this guide was written to help lawyers find their way through the biotech maze.
Author: Hugh B. Wellons,Eileen Smith Ewing,Robert Copple,Erika Leitzan,William Wofford
Publisher: American Bar Association
This looseleaf treatise is a comprehensive examination of the legal protection available for genetically engineered processes and products in light of the precedent setting Chakrabarty case. Claim formats for protecting bio-engineering techniques and products are included in the work.
Author: Iver P. Cooper
Publisher: Clark Boardman Callaghan
How do we promote global economic development, while simultaneously preserving local biological and cultural diversity? This authoritative volume, written by leading legal experts and biological and social scientists from around the world, addresses this question in all of its complexity. The first part of the book focuses on biodiversity and examines what we are losing, why and what is to be done. The second part addresses biotechnology and looks at whether it is part of the solution or part of the problem, or perhaps both. The third section examines traditional knowledge, explains what it is and how, if at all, it should be protected. The fourth and final part looks at ethnobotany and bioprospecting and offers practical lessons from the vast and diverse experiences of the contributors.
Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge
Author: Charles R. McManis
On August 16, 2000, the Board on Life Sciences held a forum on "Environmental Contamination, Biotechnology, and the Law: The Impact of Emerging Genomic Information." The purpose of the forum was to explore the legal implications of current and developing biotechnology approaches to evaluating potential human health and environmental effects caused by exposure to environmental contaminants and to cleaning up contaminated areas. The forum brought together scientists from academe, government, and industry and members of the legal community, including lawyers and judges, to discuss the interface between the use of those approaches and the legal system.
The Impact of Emerging Genomic Information: Summary of a Forum
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Robert Pool, Ph.D.
Publisher: National Academies Press
Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law is the definitive guide to the law in Europe relating to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and their related areas such as medical devices.Written by leading patent and regulatory lawyer (Trevor Cook, WilmerHale), this is the only text which comprehensively covers the wide variety of legal and regulatory issues which surround these industry sectors.The new edition examines the background to, and the impact of, the law affecting this area. The text is primarily written from the perspective of European Community law, although in those relatively few areas where this is not harmonised it is written from the perspective of English law.
Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law
Author: Trevor Cook
Category: Pharmaceutical biotechnology
Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property addresses the question of how the advancement of property law is capable of controlling the interests generated by the engineering of human tissues. Through a comparative consideration of non-Western societies and industrialized cultures, this book addresses the impact of modern biotechnology, and its legal accommodation on the customary conduct and traditional beliefs which shape the lives of different communities. Nwabueze provides an introduction to the legal regulation of the evolving uses of human tissues, and its implications for traditional knowledge, beliefs and cultures.
Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information
Author: Dr Remigius N Nwabueze
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
This book offers a valuable contribution to contemporary legal literature, providing deep insights into the interface between law and genetics, highlighting emerging issues and providing meaningful solutions to current problems. It will be of interest to a broad readership, including academics, lawyers, policy makers and scholars engaged in interdisciplinary research. In the context of examining and analyzing the legal and social implications arising from the recent conjunction of biotechnology and intellectual property rights, the book particularly focuses on human genes and gene variations. Emphasis is placed on “patent law,” as a considerable percentage of genetic inventions are covered by patents. The book presents a comparative and critical examination of patent laws and practices related to biotechnology patents in the United States, Canada, European Union and India, in order to gather the common issues and the differences between them. The international patent approach regarding biotechnology is also analyzed in light of the constant conflict between differentiation and harmonization of patent laws. The book highlights the potential gaps and uncertainties as to the scope of numerous terms such as invention, microorganisms, microbiological processes, and essential biological processes under TRIPS. Also analyzed are the social and policy implications of patents relating to genetic research tools and genetic testing. The intricacies involved in providing effective intellectual property protection to bioinformatics and genomic databases are also examined. Bearing in mind the collaborative nature of bioinformatics and genomic databases, the book evaluates the pros and cons of open biotechnology and assesses the implications of extending intellectual property rights to human genetic resources, before explaining the ownership puzzle concerning human genetic material used in genetic research.
Legal and Social Implications
Author: Kshitij Kumar Singh
Author: Trevor Bird & Bird LLP
Lawyers and academics reassess the impact of European law on health care and pharmaceutical law.
Author: Richard Goldberg,Julian Lonbay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Freedman provides a comprehensive examination of the legal, ethical, and moral dilemmas posed by recent advances in biological engineering and human reproduction. His wide-ranging analysis includes discussion of the rights of fetuses, donors, and adoptive parents; the liability of physicians; patentable organisms and other new developments in research; and a review of existing statutes, policies, and contracts that attempt to deal with these issues both here and abroad. In addition the author explores possible legal and policy remedies that may help to establish the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families, and the greater society in the face of these new developments.
Artificial Conception and Modern Genetics
Author: Warren Freedman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
This special edition eBook of Poor Little Bitch Girl is available only for a short time. Included with the full text of the book is the following extra content: Jackie Collins explains the inspiration for the book A Q&A (including such gems as "Which Jackie Collins character has been portrayed by Sandra Bullock?") An annotated guide to great Jackie Collins characters - written by Jackie An illustrated Santangelo family tree A list of Jackie's all-time top-ten musical artists - you WILL be surprised Three twenty-something women, one hot rich guy, two mega movie stars, and a devastating murder: Poor Little Bitch Girl has it all. Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something attorney working in L.A. Carolyn Henderson is personal assistant to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro—daughter of two movie stars—has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men. The three of them went to high school together in Beverly Hills—and although Denver and Carolyn have kept in touch, Annabelle is out on her own with her cocaine addicted boyfriend, Frankie. Then there is Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, the Kennedyesque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire, Dimitri Stanislopolous. Bobby owns Mood, the hottest club in New York. Back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle. And he connected with all three of them. Frankie is his best friend. When Annabelle’s beautiful movie star mother is found shot to death in the bedroom of her Beverly Hills mansion, the five of them find themselves thrown together . . . and secrets from the past have a way of coming back to haunt everyone. . . . A new, sexy, and explosive novel from perennial bestseller Jackie Collins.
The Promises and Perils of the Brave New World of Biotechnology
Author: Barry R. Schaller
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
As with any rapid technological development, the biotechnology revolution is putting great strains on the ability of law to adapt to new challenges and threats. Although there is general agreement on the need to regulate biotechnology in many different fields of human activity (agriculture, life sciences, forensic science) domestic law remains deeply divided over the best approach to take. This book is the first attempt at covering the most pressing legal issues raised by the impact of biotechnologies on different categories of international norms. Through the contribution of a selected group of international scholars and experts from international organizations, the book addresses 1) the international status of genetic resources, both in areas of national jurisdiction and in common spaces such as the international sea bed area and Antarctica; 2) the relevance of environmental principles in the governance of modern biotechnologies; 3) the impact of biotechnologies on trade rules, including intellectual property law; 4) the human rights implications, especially in the field of human genetics; and 5) the intersection between general international law and regional systems, especially those developed in Europe and Latin America. The overall objective of the book is to provide an up-to-date picture of international law as it stands today and to stimulate critical reflection and further research on the solutions that will be required in years to come.
Author: Francesco Francioni,Tullio Scovazzi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book tackles the major issues of what has been loosely named 'The New Biology.' Contemporary advances in biotechnology and medical science are creating untold opportunities for not only biological or human engineering, but eugenic advancement as well as preconceptual and prenatal diagnosis-through genetic screening-of genetic diseases. While these new technologies have the ability to shape life even before it begins, they sadly often prolong it past the time it should have a dignified ending. George P. Smith discusses the challenges and the socio-legal, ethical, medical, philosophical, and political constructs involved in the decision making process.
Medical, Socio-legal and Philosophical Directions for a Brave New World
Author: George Patrick Smith
Publisher: University Press of America
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents: Law and Practice is a comprehensive, how-to guide for protecting BioPharma inventions. This practice-based resource applies the law in the context of BioPharma patents as business assets, helping you to maximize their value and ensure their protection. The material is designed to be easily accessible and immediately applicable to any BioPharma patent issue you may be facing. Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents is arranged topically so that you can go straight to a specific section to answer a particular question. and this practical resource provides specific strategies for protecting proprietary intellectual property, including patentable inventions, data exclusivity, trade secrets, know-how, databases, data collection, and business plans. Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents: Law and Practice.... Clearly enumerates the requirements for a BioPharma patent application, e.g., compliance with the utility, enablement, and written description requirements Addresses issues arising during prosecution of a patent application, including discovery of prior art and inequitable conduct pitfalls Explains the regulatory and approval process for drugs and biologics, including Hatch-Waxman issues and regulatory exclusivities The only practice-focused reference in the field, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents: Law and Practice approaches the topic from the perspective of problems faced by patent practitioners and patent decisionmakers on a daily basis. This brand-new resource helps you focus on the proper business solution and saves you time in your research. In addition, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents: Law and Practice comes with a BONUS CD-ROM, containing over 40 practice-proven forms that you can edit and adapt to your immediate needs!
Law and Practice
Author: Marc S. Gross,S. Peter Ludwig
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Author: Zelman Cowen
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Author: Michele Goodwin,John J. Paris,Shine Tu
The Law and Strategy of Biotechnology Patents is a compendium of articles that sets to address and unravel the complexities of the laws and issues that apply to biotechnology inventions. The purpose of the book is to explain patent law, with special emphasis on the central role of patent claims, statutory subject matter, novelty, non-obviousness, disclosure considerations, and operation of the judicial system in relation to patents. The text also unveils the extent to which biotechnology merges established law with new requirements. Lawyers, inventors, researchers, technology development and transfer agents, venture capitalists, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and researchers will find this book an important source of information and knowledge.
Author: Kenneth D. Sibley