Title

Clearing a Path Through the Patent Thicket

Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Patents do not always promote innovation, particularly when they restrict access to fundamental scientific discoveries and the tools of basic research. This article discusses a variety of legal and policy approaches that might help to ameliorate problems associated with patenting these sorts of inventions, with a particular emphasis on promoting innovation in the biotechnology sector.

Publication Title

Cell

Volume

12

Issue

4

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