Patent Law & Genetic Medicine Dissertation or Thesis by hicaliber

Patent Law & Genetic Medicine
A discussion on how legal issues in patent law shape ethical decisions in human stem cell research.
# 95899 | 4,186 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This work examines the issue of human stem cell research from the view of the medical profession with an eye on funding, the public perspective and legislation affecting research of the human genome. Specifically this work explores the patenting process, whether patenting the human genome is plausible, and what consequences might exist in these patents. The paper notes the veritable quietness of the legal community at large in relation to this medical research issue.

Terms & Definitions of Study
I. Implications of Diamond v. Chakrabarty (1980)
II. Implications of Later Cases
III. Free Market System Impacts
IV. What Ways Do Patents Objectify Human Dignity?
V. Is there a 'just' way of thinking about intellectual property law?
VI. Rights - Technological
VII. Ethics of Patenting the Technique for Human Stem Cell Lines
Summary & Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • O'Connor, Sean M. (nd) Intellectual Property Rights and Stem Cell Research: Who Owns the Medical Breakthroughs?
  • Kadereit, Suzanne & Hines, Pamela J. (nd) Overview of Stem Cell Research New England Law Journal 2005 Mar 28. Online available at:
  • Chadwick, Ruth et al (2004)HUGO Ethics Committee Statement of Stem Cells (2004) November
  • Legal Protection of Digital Information (2006) Chapter 5: Software-Based Inventions Online available at: .
  • National Legislation Concerning Human Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning (2004) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Paris, July 2004.

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