Intellectual Property Rights and Bioinformatics: An Introduction

  • Shilpa
  • Umang Gupta


Intellectual property protection is one of the key factors for economic growth and advancement in any technological field. Intellectual property adds value to the discoveries and provides incentives to the investors. Moreover, it drives innovation and advancement in the competitive society. The growing investments in the area of bioinformatics have increased the need of adequate intellectual property laws. This is one of the key facets in any emerging area. The chapter discusses how different bioinformatics components relate to the intellectual property law system specifically in the context of patent and copyright law. It also looks into the requirements and limitations of intellectual property in the field of bioinformatics. Further, the patent trends in bioinformatics are also discussed.


Bioinformatics Intellectual property protection Patents Copyrights Trade secrets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shilpa
    • 1
  • Umang Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Scientific and Innovative ResearchCSIR-National Institute of Science Technology and Development StudiesNew DelhiIndia

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