Patents and Biological Diversity Conservation, Destruction and Decline? Exploiting Genetic Resources in Queensland under the Biodiscovery Act 2004
Discusses the arrangements for access to genetic resources and benefit sharing under the Queensland Biodiscovery Act 2004, examining potential conflicts with the Australian Patents Act 1990. Reviews the access and benefit sharing requirements of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity 1992. Examines whether the Biodiversity Act succeeds in addressing the failure of the market to conserve biodiversity by establishing property rights and allowing appropriate incentives for compensation. Considers whether the scope of patents for inventions creates uncertainty about the value of property and use rights in tangible materials.
European intellectual property review : EIPR
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