Perusing Property Rights in DNA

  title={Perusing Property Rights in DNA},
  author={Kieff Fs},
Abstract Many practical questions have arisen since the use of patents relating to DNA has become progressively more common after the landmark case of Diamond v. Chakrabarty in 1980: What ownership rights do patents confer? What is owned? Who owns it? What does ownership mean to nonoweners? The central theme of the chapter is that much of the debate about patent rights relating to DNA is needlessly burdened by concerns that are inapposite, given an informed understanding of how things actually… CONTINUE READING