Intellectual Property Developments in Biochip Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Law & Business
February/March 2006

In this article, Douglas Sharrott examines the unique intellectual property challenges relating to DNA microarrays. The article reviews recent patent law developments in biotechnology and explores supplemental legal protections in trade secret and copyright law. A representative case demonstrates the value of IP protection strategies for the microarray industry. The article concludes with a discussion of potential policy challenges in the near future.

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