Synbio and Human Health

A Challenge to the Current IP Framework?

  • Iñigo de Miguel Beriain
  • Carlos María Romeo Casabona

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark W. J. van Passel, Carolyn M. C. Lam, Vítor A. P. Martins dos Santos, María Suárez-Diez
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ana Paula Myszczuk, Jussara Maria Leal De Meirelles
    Pages 77-86
  4. Jürgen Robienski, Jürgen Simon
    Pages 123-143
  5. Carlos María Romeo Casabona
    Pages 175-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-229

About this book


Since 2010, the Inter-University Chair in Law and the Human Genome has been involved in a EU 7th Framework Programme funded project called SYBHEL, leading work package 5. Its aim is to face the issues related to Synthetic Biology and Intellectual Property Rights. During the period since its initiation, two international workshops devoted to this topic have been organized, collecting a number of directly-related, high-level unpublished papers redacted by some of the most prominent experts in this field. Thus, we considered that it would be extremely important and interesting to have all the work gathered in a unique volume, which would be the first book exclusively dedicated to the analysis of the implications of Synbio may and the currently existing intellectual property rights system.


Intellectual property rights Synthetic biology open source patent

Editors and affiliations

  • Iñigo de Miguel Beriain
    • 1
  • Carlos María Romeo Casabona
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the Basque Country UPV/EHUBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.University of the Basque Country UPV/EHUBilbaoSpain

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