The role of patents in biodiversity conservation
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Patents are involved in the global debates about accessing and sharing the benefits of biological resources. Patents, however, may not be establishing clear property and use rights so that they in practice promote biodiversity destruction and decline. The challenge is to adjust the schemes for patents to suit conservation and sustainable use objectives.
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