Reproductive technologies: patenting processes, not people
How can reproductive technologies be protected when they relate to natural processes? Is a human gamete or embryo a “human organism” in terms of patent law? Ellie Mertens analyses the situation in the US and other jurisdictions
An eight-cell embryo ready for transfer three days after
fertilisationFrom clones to chimeras, reproductive technologies
are developing faster than laws that would protect or regulate
them. However, there are some guidelines to work from.Jason
Jardine, partner at Knobbe Martens in...
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