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The Patentability of Synthetic Biology Inventions

New Technology, Same Patentability Issues?

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  • First book to ever discuss in detail the patentability of SynBio inventions

  • Offers a complete overview of the patent issues raised by SynBio inventions (covers the eligibility, morality, novelty and inventiveness criteria)

  • Discusses and compares the approaches in Europe and the US jurisdiction

  • Reviews the actual examination process of several SynBio patent applications filed in Europe (EPO) and the US (USPTO) and compares the two

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Ilaria de Lisa
    Pages 1-5
  3. Synthetic Biology

    • Ilaria de Lisa
    Pages 7-78
  4. The Morality of Synthetic Biology Inventions

    • Ilaria de Lisa
    Pages 227-306
  5. Novelty and Inventive Step

    • Ilaria de Lisa
    Pages 307-315
  6. Conclusions

    • Ilaria de Lisa
    Pages 317-318
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 319-323

About this book

This book addresses Synthetic Biology (SynBio), a new and promising biotechnology that has attracted much interest from both a scientific and a policy perspective. Yet, questions concerning the patentability of SynBio inventions have not been examined in detail so far; as a result, it remains unclear whether these inventions are patentable on the basis of current norms and case law. 

The book addresses this question, focusing especially on the subject matter’s eligibility and moral criteria. It provides an overview of the legislation and decisions applicable to SynBio patents and examines this new technology in view of the ongoing debate over the patentability of biotechnologies in general. 

The legal analysis is complemented by the practical examination of several patent applications submitted to the European and US patent offices (EPO and USPTO), and by an assessment of the patent issues that are likely to be raised by future SynBio developments.​

Keywords

  • Patent
  • Synthetic biology
  • SynBio
  • Intellectual property law
  • Biotechnology patents
  • IP law

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany

    Ilaria de Lisa

About the author

Dr. Ilaria de Lisa is a Lawyer at Gleiss Lutz. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Patentability of Synthetic Biology Inventions

  • Book Subtitle: New Technology, Same Patentability Issues?

  • Authors: Ilaria de Lisa

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51206-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-51205-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-51206-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 323

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: IT Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property, Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology

Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-51206-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)