Animal Patents

The Legal, Economic and Social Issues

  • William H. Lesser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Issues and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Legal Issues

      1. William H. Lesser
        Pages 3-4
      2. Stephen A. Bent
        Pages 5-15
      3. Joseph Straus
        Pages 16-29
      4. R. Stephen Crespi
        Pages 30-38
      5. Kevin W. O’Connor
        Pages 39-46
      6. Robert H. Foote
        Pages 47-57
    3. Technical Issues

      1. William H. Lesser
        Pages 59-60
    4. Economic Issues

      1. William H. Lesser
        Pages 83-84
      2. William Lesser
        Pages 85-99
      3. Robert Milligan, William Lesser
        Pages 100-113
    5. Users’ Perspectives

  3. Back Matter
    Pages 155-369

About this book


Following the US Patent Office's announcement in 1987 that it considers animals "to be patentable subject matter within the scope" of patent laws, there has been worldwide debate on this subject. This work comprises the proceedings of the Animal Patents Symposium 1988 at Cornell University.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William H. Lesser
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA

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