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Author Parthasarathy, Shobita.
Title Patent Politics : Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2017.

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Author Parthasarathy, Shobita.
Subject Biotechnology -- Patents.
Patent laws and legislation -- United States -- History.
Patent laws and legislation -- Europe -- History.
Bioethics -- United States.
Bioethics -- Europe.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (299 pages)
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Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Defining the Public Interest in the US and European Patent Systems; 2. Confronting the Questions of Life-Form Patentability; 3. Commodification, Animal Dignity, and Patent-System Publics; 4. Forging New Patent Politics Through the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debates; 5. Human Genes, Plants, and the Distributive Implications of Patents; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix 1: Major Events Related to the US and European Life-Form Patent Controversies; Appendix 2: Methodological Note; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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Summary Over the past thirty years, the world's patent systems have experienced pressure from civil society like never before. From farmers to patient advocates, new voices are arguing that patents impact public health, economic inequality, morality - and democracy. These challenges, to domains that we usually consider technical and legal, may seem surprising. But in 'Patent Politics', Shobita Parthasarathy argues that patent systems have always been deeply political and social
Note Print version record
ISBN 9780226437996 (electronic bk.)
022643799X (electronic bk.)
9780226437859
022643785X
OCLC # 969637317
Additional Format Print version: Parthasarathy, Shobita. Patent Politics : Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2017 9780226437859.


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