Title: The Fate and Future of Patents on Human Genes and Genetic Diagnostic Methods
Authors: Huys, Isabelle
Matthijs, Gert ×
Van Overwalle, Geertrui #
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Nature Pub. Group
Series Title: Nature Reviews. Genetics vol:13 issue:6 pages:440-447
Article number: 10.1038/nrg3255
Abstract: Since the 1970s, patents on human genes and genetic diagnostic methods have been granted under the assumption that they stimulate the development of diagnostic methods and therapeutic products. However, the principles and practices of patenting vary between jurisdictions. Do patent
holders, researchers, clinicians and patients really benefit from this heterogeneous patent system? We discuss the problems that result from the current system and suggest how they might be solved by altering the way in
which patents are granted and/or licensed.
ISSN: 1471-0056
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
Research Unit KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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