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Ethics and Law of Intellectual Property

Current Problems in Politics, Science and Technology, 1st Edition

By Christian Lenk, Nils Hoppe


306 pages

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Divided into three parts, this edited volume gives an overview of current topics in law and ethics in relation to intellectual property. It addresses practical issues encountered in everyday situations in politics, research and innovation, as well as some of the underlying theoretical concepts. In addition, it provides an insight into the process of international policy-making, showing the current problems in the area of intellectual property in science and research. It also highlights changes in the fundamental understanding of common and private property and the possible implications and challenges for society and politics.


'From access to vital medicines through to patenting of the human genome, this wide-ranging collection covers a wide range of important issues in modern biomedicine and law. In a field where the pace of change is exponential, these articles will be highly valuable to scholars and general readers alike.' Donna Dickenson, University of London, UK '…contains fourteen intellectually stimulating, and imminently readable chapters…a pleasure to read.' Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy

About the Authors

Christian Lenk is a Researcher, and Assistant Professor at the Department for Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Goettingen, Germany. He also is a member of the research ethics committee of the University of Goettingen and in charge of the Goettingen project of PROPEUR. Nils Hoppe worked in child abuse law in England until 2001, as legal counsel in a large university hospital until 2003 and is now a Senior Lecturer in English for law at the University of Hannover, Germany, where he is also working on his doctorate in law on a topic related to property rights in biological material. Roberto Andorno was a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee from 1998 to 2005. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

About the Series

Applied Legal Philosophy

Applied Legal Philosophy
The principal objective of this series is to encourage the publication of books which adopt a theoretical approach to the study of particular areas or aspects of law, or deal with general theories of law in a way which is directed at issues of practical, moral and political concern in specific legal contexts. The general approach is both analytical and critical and relates to the socio-political background of law reform issues. This series includes studies of all the main areas of law, presented in a manner which relates to the concerns of specialist legal academics and practitioners. Each book makes an original contribution to an area of legal study while being comprehensible to those engaged in a wide variety of disciplines. Their legal content is principally Anglo-American, but a wide-ranging comparative approach is encouraged and authors are drawn from a variety of jurisdictions.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Intellectual Property / General