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The Inappropriateness of the Patent System for Life Forms and Processes (No. 1)

USD 6.00 Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 983-9747-54-1
Year: 2001
No. of pages: 32
Size of book: 14.5cm x 21cm
Author: Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher
About the Author

Dr Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher is a distinguished academician who has served in Addis Ababa University as lecturer, Science Faculty Dean and Keeper of the National Herbarium and then, as Asmara University's President. He is a well-known negotiator representing the Ethiopian government in international fora, especially on issues of biosafety and biodiversity. In 2000, Dr Tewolde was awarded 'The Right Livelihood Award' for his exemplary role in representing the Like-Minded Group at the biosafety negotiations in Cartagena and Montreal, and in achieving an outcome that stressed the importance of the conservation of biodiversity and the traditional rights of farmers and communities in developing countries to their genetic resources. Currently, he is the General Manager of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia.


Chapter 1  Introduction

Chapter 2  The TRIPS criteria for patenting

Chapter 3  Invention and discovery

Chapter 4  Are we inventing life?

Chapter 5  Some problems associated with patenting life
Product or process?
In quest of justice

Chapter 6 Conclusions

Appendix: Patenting and owning life: Some questions and answers

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