Summery of Bioinformatics Materials and Issue of Patenting

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Abstract

This summery of research critically examines the patentable aspects of bioinformatics materials, i. e., biological sequences, sequences database, and software. It surveys related patent laws and practices of Japan, the US, Europe, Canada and Australia, and it analyzes whether bioinformatics innovations are protected by patent in these jurisdictions; similarity and contradictions of patentability aspects of bioinformatics materials between different jurisdictions; its interrelationship with the open source policy; and the issues of harmonization of this subject matter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalIIP Bulletin
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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