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Biopatents, also referred to as patents of life, are defined as patents of living organisms that can include plant and animal species, and related biological and biotechnology-enabled inventions. These are patents on living things. They are an extreme form of control over life as they give total ownership of a patented organism for 20 years.

Andrea Charles

As part of the new Pharma Leaders Today series, Allen E. Norris, Vice President and Head Group IP at UCB Pharma, speaks to Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ, about current trends in biopatents and how pharma companies can readdress the imbalance...

Contributor: Andrea Charles
Wed, 01/12/2011
New Genome Study Sheds Light on Biopatents

For pharmaceutical companies, the development of effective and binding patents is often key to their efforts to successfully bring new products to the market. However, it is an understatement to suggest that the area can be a complex one.This is...

Contributor: Pharma IQ
Mon, 08/23/2010