Human stem cells patents-Emerging issues and challenges in Europe, United States, China, and Japan

Abstract : Stem cell technology is undergoing a rapid development for its high potential in versatile therapeutic applications. Patent protection is a vital factor affecting the development and commercial success of life sciences inventions; yet human stem cells-based inventions have been encountering significant restrictions particularly in the perspective of patentable subject matters. This article looks into the patentability limits and unique challenges for human stem cells-based patents in four regions: Europe, the United States, China and Japan. We will also provide suggestions for addressing the emerging issues in each region.
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Alice Yuen-Ting Wong, Aurélie Mahalatchimy. Human stem cells patents-Emerging issues and challenges in Europe, United States, China, and Japan. The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 2018, pp.1-30. ⟨10.1111/jwip.12098⟩. ⟨halshs-01756840⟩

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