Bioproperty, biomedicine, and deliberative governance : patents as discourse on life / Katerina Sideri, The Open University, Greece.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 
vi, 196 pages ; 24 cm.
Globalization and law.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : patents as discourse on life : the purposes of patents in the field of biotechnology and biomedical innovation The European Patent Office, biotechnology, and ethics : revising ends of policy, and rethinking public deliberation Neutral or practically wise regulator? genes, patents, and human health Rethinking multilevel governance in the EU and the future of the EPO : from morality to ethics Public bioethics, lay opinions, human need : from sex selection to enhancement EPO and public bioethics : germ line interventions in human embryos, the problem of commodification and the question of incentives TRIPs, access to medicines, and the global governance of patents, cultivating humanity and equity Global health networks and discursive legitimacy Some reflections on good patent governance Conclusions : a discursive analysis of patents.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index.
KJE2751.B55 S56 2014
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