Exclusive Rights in Life: Biotechnology, Genetic Manipulation, and Intellectual Property Rights

  • E. R. Gold
Part of the Molecular Methods of Plant Analysis book series (MOLMETHPLANT, volume 23)


Attending any biotechnology conference will confirm it. Amid all the discoveries and developments in the applied sciences we loosely group under the heading of biotechnology, it is impossible to ignore the palpable and ubiquitous presence of commerce. While investors, managers, and financial markets may not share the same enthusiasm about the inner workings of living organisms as a bench scientist, they certainly share the excitement of uncovering novel ways to make money. The key is to turn inventions and developments into a commercial product.


Intellectual Property Biological Matter Patent System Copyright Protection Trade Secret 
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