The right to obtain patent protection on living material: the causes and consequences of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Diamond v. Chakrabarty

dc.contributor.advisor Christopher Curtis
dc.contributor.advisor Amy Bix
dc.contributor.advisor Sara Gregg
dc.contributor.author Howe, Kevin
dc.contributor.department History
dc.date 2018-08-23T12:37:34.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:41:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:41:20Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2007
dc.date.issued 2007-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>In 1980, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Diamond v. Chakrabarty that living material was in the category of patentable subject matter, provided that the living material was a product of human invention as opposed to a product of nature. The fact that the material was living or inanimate was held to be irrelevant to the issue of eligibility for a patent. This ruling was the centerpiece in a series of events that combined to secure the status of animate material as private property. These events fundamentally changed the nature of scientific research in the academic community and the relationship between the university and the private market. These events also had a chilling effect on the pubic debate over the safety, ethics, and morality of commercializing biological material. As a result, the citizens of the United States have never fully dealt with this complex ethical issue except from a purely economic perspective.</p>
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16169
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dc.subject.disciplines Law
dc.subject.disciplines United States History
dc.subject.keywords History
dc.title The right to obtain patent protection on living material: the causes and consequences of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Diamond v. Chakrabarty
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