Biotechnology is one areas of technology that has influenced patent law like no other. It poses several challenging questions for patent jurisprudence: What ought to be the optimal patentability requirements for micro-organisms and genetic inventions? Do such inventions satisfy the requirements of novelty, non obviousness and utility? More importantly do they pose ethical and moral issues?
Dr. Kalyan, in his book titled Genetic Patent – Law & Strategy, endeavours to address the aforesaid issues in a comprehensive manner, with particular reference to India. Besides providing a comparative analysis on how patent claims regarding genetic inventions have been considered by the Authorities in US, EU and India, the author has elucidated the conceptual issues with the help of interesting and contentious cases, patent office decisions.
I will be posting the complete review of the book later.