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  Bio-Science Law Review   (United Kingdom)
  Volume 4, Issue 3, 2000/2001
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  • TRIPS AND THE PATENTABILITY OF MICRO-ORGANISMS
        Mike Adcock and Margaret Llewellyn
        p.91                                                                                        +cite        
        Article 27(3) of the TRIPS Agreement permits the exclusion of plants and animals from patent protection, but not micro-organisms. The term 'micro-organism' is not defined within the Agreement and this had led some developing countries to ask whether it is possible to provide a definition for the purpose of restricting the range of protectable biological material. The authors set out definitional options and address their potential problems.
  • PATENTING HUMAN GENES AND OTHER PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY UNDER EC BIOTECHNOLOGY DIRECTIVE
        Matthias Herdegen
        p.102                                                                                      +cite        
        Current discussion of the EC Biotechnology Directive focuses on DNA sequences. This article examines the scope of possible patent protection and its limitation on grounds of ordre public or morality. It places particular emphasis on patents on substances, embryonic stem cell procedures, and patents as bottleneck resources.
  • BROAD BIOTECH PATENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AFTER AMGEN
        Penny Gilbert and Alex Wilson
        p.108                                                                                      +cite        
        The reasoning adopted in the Amgen decision seems to conflict with the principles of patent infringement restated in both Wheatley and Novartis. This article considers Neuberger J's approach in identifying the contribution to the art and its likely ramifications.