Biodiversity, Knowledge and Rights Series No.1
The Inappropriateness of the Patent System for Life Forms and Processes
by Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher
This is a series of papers published by Third World Network, aimed at deepening public understanding on the inter-relationship between biodiversity, knowledge on the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources, and the rights relating to such resources and knowledge.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The TRIPS criteria for patenting
3 Invention and discovery
4 Are we inventing life?
5 Some problems associated with patenting life
Chapter 6 Conclusions
Appendix: Patenting and owning life: Some questions and answers
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