Biotechnology and IP
By
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala,
Blog: www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog
“Biotechnology can transform humanity
provided humanity wishes to be
transformed.”
-Geoffry Carr
Arguments
Ignore
Deny
Balance
Advantage
A is accused of stealing
diamonds from B
Available evidence
A was seen running from B's house at
the time of theft.
A was ...
What is
Biotechnology?
What is Biotechnology?
The World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) defines
biotechnology as any technology
using l...
What is Biotechnology?
Any technology that uses living
organisms to make or modify a
product, to improve plants or
animals...
What is Biotechnology?
"The application of science and
technology to living organisms as
well as parts, products and model...
Why is
Biotechnology
Unique?
Why is Biotechnology
Unique?
Involves living organisms
Diverse fields
Long gestation period
Morals and Ethics
Fear of the ...
Arguments
Intellectual Property protection must not be
afforded to biotechnology inventions
involving living organisms bec...
Arguments
Biotechnology inventions and creations
must be protected under the IP regime
because research in the field requi...
Arguments
Biotechnology inventions must not be
protected under the IP regime because
their protection would stifle researc...
What are Various
types of IP?
Rationale for their protection
Types of IP
Patents
Copyrights
Trademarks
Trade Secrets
Plant Varieties
Geographical Indications
Traditional Knowledge
Bio...
IP and
Biotechnology
What are the types of IP that can
protect Biotechnology?
Rationales for
protecting
Biotechnology
Economic
Moral
Utilitarian
What is the real
issue?
Is it human psychology?
Questions
???
For more information, please visit:
www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog/
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  1. 1. Biotechnology and IP By Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Blog: www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog
  2. 2. “Biotechnology can transform humanity provided humanity wishes to be transformed.” -Geoffry Carr
  3. 3. Arguments Ignore Deny Balance Advantage
  4. 4. A is accused of stealing diamonds from B Available evidence A was seen running from B's house at the time of theft. A was caught by police in possession of Diamonds. A had asked B to sell the diamonds about ten times before the theft.
  5. 5. What is Biotechnology?
  6. 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. 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. 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." (OECD).
  9. 9. Why is Biotechnology Unique?
  10. 10. Why is Biotechnology Unique? Involves living organisms Diverse fields Long gestation period Morals and Ethics Fear of the unknown
  11. 11. Arguments 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.
  12. 12. Arguments Biotechnology inventions and creations must be protected under the IP regime because research in the field requires very high investment and takes a long time.
  13. 13. Arguments Biotechnology inventions must not be protected under the IP regime because their protection would stifle research and prevent access to medical treatment.
  14. 14. What are Various types of IP? Rationale for their protection
  15. 15. Types of IP Patents Copyrights Trademarks Trade Secrets Plant Varieties Geographical Indications Traditional Knowledge Biodiversity
  16. 16. IP and Biotechnology What are the types of IP that can protect Biotechnology?
  17. 17. Rationales for protecting Biotechnology Economic Moral Utilitarian
  18. 18. What is the real issue? Is it human psychology?
  19. 19. Questions ??? For more information, please visit: www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog/

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