LAW7295 - International aspects of patenting inventions in biotechnology
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Law
Not offered in 2008
This unit is composed of five main parts. Part 1 provides a basic introduction to biotechnology and a general introduction to the current patent system in Europe, the US, Australia and a selection of developing countries. Part 2 focuses on patent protection for micro organisms. Part 3 deals with the patent regime for plants and plant varieties. Part 4 covers the patent protection for animals. Part 5 offers in depth study of the patent regime for human material and focuses in particular on genes, embryos, clones and stem cellls.
This unit will examine the particular legal issues and problems that arise with respect to the patenting of biotechnological inventions.
Take home exam - 40%