Patenting the Transhuman

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.


We now turn to the idea of patenting biological process and structure. American law has no inherent limitation in considering patents related to transhuman innovation. As such we might look for legislation to ban patenting these types of products. We look at current intellectual property policy, and where U.S. courts and international legislation appears to be drawing lines. Actual cases are discussed, as are current patent regulations regarding patenting genes, embryos, stem cells, and chimeric animals.

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  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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