This volume explores the legal, economic and political debate over intellectual property rights for traditional knowledge and genetic resources, analyzing theory and practice of access and benefits sharing around the world. The book investigates current flashpoints a the battle between Monsanto and Percy Schmeiser over farmersa rights; disputes over coexistence of genetically modified and organic produce; and ownership and control of human genetic materials stored in human gene banks around the world.The United States Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) provides very detailed guidelines concerning the policies and procedures ... In practice, the ordre public provision is usually invoked by a third party in an opposition procedure after the patent has been granted. ... Australia, the European Patent Office, France, Germany, India and Japan currently have opposition processes and 199 P.W.Banbsp;...
|Title||:||Accessing and Sharing the Benefits of the Genomics Revolution|
|Author||:||Peter W.B. Phillips, Chika B. Onwuekwe|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-09|