1. Biotechnology and IP
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala,
2. “Biotechnology can transform humanity
provided humanity wishes to be
4. A is accused of stealing
diamonds from B
A was seen running from B's house at
the time of theft.
A was caught by police in possession
A had asked B to sell the diamonds
about ten times before the theft.
5. What is
6. What is Biotechnology?
The World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) defines
biotechnology as any technology
using living entities, in particular
animals, plants, or microorganisms,
7. What is Biotechnology?
Any technology that uses living
organisms to make or modify a
product, to improve plants or
animals, or to develop
microorganisms for specific uses.
Office of Technology, U. S. Congress
8. What is Biotechnology?
"The application of science and
technology to living organisms as
well as parts, products and models
thereof, to alter living or non-living
materials for the production of
knowledge, goods and services."
9. Why is
10. Why is Biotechnology
Involves living organisms
Long gestation period
Morals and Ethics
Fear of the unknown
Intellectual Property protection must not be
afforded to biotechnology inventions
involving living organisms because
The modification may cause harm to them;
The results of such inventions may prove to
be harmful to human beings; and
Man does not have the right to play god by
modifying living organisms.
Biotechnology inventions and creations
must be protected under the IP regime
because research in the field requires
very high investment and takes a long
Biotechnology inventions must not be
protected under the IP regime because
their protection would stifle research
and prevent access to medical
14. What are Various
types of IP?
Rationale for their protection
15. Types of IP
16. IP and
What are the types of IP that can
17. Rationales for
18. What is the real
Is it human psychology?
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