Intellectual Property Rights and the Life Science Industries

Intellectual Property Rights and the Life Science Industries

Past, Present and Future

eBook - 2009
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This book is a highly readable and entertaining account of the co-evolution of the patent system and the life science industries since the mid-19th century. The pharmaceutical industries have their origins in advances in synthetic chemistry and in natural products research. Both approaches to drug discovery and business have shaped patent law, as have the lobbying activities of the firms involved and their supporters in the legal profession. In turn, patent law has impacted on the life science industries. Compared to the first edition, which told this story for the first time, the present edit.
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, 2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (429 pages)

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