Reconciling IPRs and openness in biobanking
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Michiel Verlinden, Timo Minssen, Isabelle Huys
This opinion argues that carefully drafted IPR-policies could be used to protect the substantial investments made by biobanks in the collection of HBM and data while at the same time allowing scientists to share information and to seek IPRs on downstream inventions resulting from the use of such collections. We also recognize that the feasibility of IPR-policies depends on the specific types, set-ups and goals of biobanks and that some biobanks might have good reasons to refrain from being involved in IPRs. In many cases, however, an appropriate balance of the IPR-user modalities will be crucial to enhance translational medicine.
|Journal||European Intellectual Property Review|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- The Faculty of Law - Open innovation, biobanking, ipr