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Patents on Plants - Swedish Patent Act (1967:837) in Compliance with International Obligations?

Ericsson, Maria (2004)
Department of Law
Abstract
Many concerns regarding the possibility to patent various forms of lives have been raised in the debate regarding patens. One of the issues for focus in the debate has been the gradual shifting in where to draw the line between a discovery and an invention, specifically when patents on plants are concerned. The main issue examined in this thesis is whether or not Swedish Patent Act (1967:837) is in compliance with some of Sweden's international obligations regarding patents on plants. The international obligations that have been examined are Article 27 in the TRIPs Agreement and the EC Directive 98/44/EC on Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions. Many changes have recently been enforced and it will take time to properly evaluate... (More)
Many concerns regarding the possibility to patent various forms of lives have been raised in the debate regarding patens. One of the issues for focus in the debate has been the gradual shifting in where to draw the line between a discovery and an invention, specifically when patents on plants are concerned. The main issue examined in this thesis is whether or not Swedish Patent Act (1967:837) is in compliance with some of Sweden's international obligations regarding patents on plants. The international obligations that have been examined are Article 27 in the TRIPs Agreement and the EC Directive 98/44/EC on Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions. Many changes have recently been enforced and it will take time to properly evaluate the result of the chosen international approach to patent. Nevertheless, it is an exciting time where the law has to be able to adopt and adjust more rapidly than ever, in order to keep up with the fast development within research. (Less)
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Ericsson, Maria
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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Immaterialrätt
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English
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1557265
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  abstract     = {Many concerns regarding the possibility to patent various forms of lives have been raised in the debate regarding patens. One of the issues for focus in the debate has been the gradual shifting in where to draw the line between a discovery and an invention, specifically when patents on plants are concerned. The main issue examined in this thesis is whether or not Swedish Patent Act (1967:837) is in compliance with some of Sweden's international obligations regarding patents on plants. The international obligations that have been examined are Article 27 in the TRIPs Agreement and the EC Directive 98/44/EC on Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions. Many changes have recently been enforced and it will take time to properly evaluate the result of the chosen international approach to patent. Nevertheless, it is an exciting time where the law has to be able to adopt and adjust more rapidly than ever, in order to keep up with the fast development within research.},
  author       = {Ericsson, Maria},
  keyword      = {Immaterialrätt},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Patents on Plants - Swedish Patent Act (1967:837) in Compliance with International Obligations?},
  year         = {2004},
}