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Article 53(B) EPC: A Challenge to the Novartis Theory of European Patent History
The authoritative (Novartis/transgenic plant systems) interpretation of the Article 53(b) EPC exclusion from European patentability of plant and animal varieties, and essentially biological processesExpand
The Requirement for an Invention in Patent Law
Properly construed, the requirement for an invention in patent law sets the boundaries of the patent system in two ways. The first is by defining the categories of subject matter capable ofExpand
Who Owns the Intellectual Property Rights in Academic Work
  • J. Pila
  • Political Science
  • 31 May 2010
In this Opinion piece the ownership of intellectual property rights in university teaching and research is considered against the backdrop of British university intellectual property policies andExpand
Copyright and its Categories of Original Works
In this paper the categories of expressive (literary, dramatic, musical and artistic (LDMA)) works in which copyright subsists are considered, and an argument made that the Legislature's division ofExpand
Dispute over the Meaning of 'Invention' in Article 52(2) EPC - The Patentability of computer-implemented Inventions in Europe
  • J. Pila
  • Engineering
  • 22 September 2004
In 2002, the European Economic and Social Committee ("ESC") described the doctrinal premise of the European Patent Office's interpretation of article 52(2) of the European Patent Convention as "theExpand
Authorship and e‐Science: Balancing Epistemological Trust and Skepticism in the Digital Environment
In this article I consider the role of authorship in balancing epistemological trust and skepticism in e‐science. Drawing on studies of the diagnostic practices of doctors in British breast careExpand
The Common Law Invention in its Original Form
  • J. Pila
  • Economics, Business
  • 24 May 2001
Patent jurisprudence depends fundamentally on the concept of the inherently patentable subject matter or, as that subject matter is frequently denoted, the invention. In the common law world theExpand
Intellectual property rights and detached human body parts
  • J. Pila
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 26 July 2012
This paper responds to an invitation by the editors to consider whether the intellectual property (IP) regime suggests an appropriate model for protecting interests in detached human body parts. ItExpand
Patentable Subject Matter: Response to a Request for Written Comments by the Australian Government's Advisory Council on Intellectual Property
  • J. Pila
  • Political Science
  • 19 September 2008
This is the text of a response to the request by the Australian Government's Advisory Council on Intellectual Property for written comments on its Issues Paper regarding Patentable Subject Matter.