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The emergence of a medical exception from patentability in the 20th century

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Many patent law dilemmas arise from a failure to understand technologies as embedded in broader social, economic and political realities and to contextually analyze these legal phenomena. This narrowness leads to poor legal development, of which the modern medical exception from patentability is one example. Judges have difficulty interpreting it, patentees do not understand its purpose and it does not protect the important medical technologies to which the public would like access. This thes...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:85e2c91c-182e-45aa-8580-3908ac343a54
Local pid:
ora:8440

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