The Changing Life Science Patent Landscape

Nature Biotechnology, vol. 34, pp. 292-93

Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-31

3 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2016

See all articles by Arti K. Rai

Arti K. Rai

Duke University School of Law; Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Jacob S. Sherkow

University of Illinois College of Law; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law

Date Written: March 1, 2016

Abstract

Over the past two decades, patent law in the life sciences has been buffeted by numerous controversies. With courts, legislatures and patent offices all responding, one could be forgiven for believing that the main constant has been change. In the following article, we look back at some of the major events in life science intellectual property (IP) law and business practice over the past 20 years and then suggest where IP practice in the life sciences may be heading in the coming years.

Keywords: patents, intellectual property, ip, AIA, PTO, bioscience, biotechnology, law, scotus, supreme court

JEL Classification: K00, K23, K41, O3, O34, D23, K11

Suggested Citation

Rai, Arti Kaur and Sherkow, Jacob S., The Changing Life Science Patent Landscape (March 1, 2016). Nature Biotechnology, vol. 34, pp. 292-93, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-31, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789262

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