Economic insights and deficits in European biotechnology patent policy
AbstractThe decisive statutory provision of the EU for patent protection of genetic engineering inventions is the so-called directive on biotechnological patents (DBP). Its objective is the encouragement of research and development in the genetic engineering sector. The following exposition shows that the DBP has two major flaws from the economist's point of view, under which particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, the driving force of this young line of business, suffer.
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Volume (Year): 37 (2002)
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- Gilroy, Bernard Michael & Vollpert, Tobias, 2002. "Economic Insights and Deficits in European Biotechnology Patent Policy," MPRA Paper 17979, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Gilroy, Bernard Michael & Volpert, Tobias, 2002. "Economic Insights and Deficits in European Biotechnology Patent Policy," MPRA Paper 22619, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology
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