Is there a case to be made for a global patent system? The example of plant biotechnology

Jost, Dannie; Müller, Heinz; Foltea, Marina; Cottier, Thomas (June 2012). Is there a case to be made for a global patent system? The example of plant biotechnology (NCCR Trade Working Paper 2012/12). Bern, Switzerland: NCCR Trade Regulation

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The assessment of patterns of patentability in plant biotechnology on the basis of existing statistics shows a considerable concentration of patents to a few countries, in particular the United States, Australia, Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, India, Spain and Hungary. These patterns suggest that there is a clear relationship between the choice of patent jurisdictions and the biotechnology regulatory framework. This observation of the geographic distribution of biotechnology patents lends credence to maintaining a system of territorial rights that allow for regulatory competition, but continuing the process of substantive patent law harmonization which potentially minimize trade barriers.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > Institute of European and International Economic Law

UniBE Contributor:

Jost, Dannie; Foltea, Marina and Cottier, Thomas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

NCCR Trade Working Paper

Publisher:

NCCR Trade Regulation

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2016 15:01

Last Modified:

31 May 2017 14:53

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.83879

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/83879

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