Title

Life Sciences Genetic Engineering and Patent Rights. A Singapore Perspective

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Singapore has identified life science research as an important component of her economic and industrial growth strategy for her next phase of development. Not only is there strong Government support to encourage foreign biotechnology companies to locate in Singapore - there has also been on acute awareness of the need for discussion over regulation. The work of the Singapore Bioethics Advisory Committee in this area is particularly instructive and it can only be a question of time before the Singapore Patents System is asked to address issues on the interface between morality and patentability. This article surveys recent patent law developments in UK and Europe (and especially with reference to stem cells) and suggests that outside of the patent system, core regulation of the type of life science research to be permitted is best found outside of the patent system. Singapore is likely to adopt a light touch approach at least so far as patent law is concerned.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Intellectual Property Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

Publication

Bio-Science Law Review

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

135

Last Page

146

ISSN

1365-8867

Publisher

Lawtext Pub

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