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Welcome to Patenting Lives
Welcome to www.patentinglives.org, the web-site for the Patenting Lives Research Network.
Patenting Lives is a research project originally funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and hosted by the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.
The Project, led by Professor Johanna Gibson, gathered together interdisciplinary experts to consider intellectual property protections and restrictions on life forms, and particularly the impact on developing and least developed countries. The patenting of life forms raises many critical questions, not only with respect to ethical and moral concerns, but also cultural, social, and economic development.
The Project materials are available through this site and elsewhere, and input from the public is especially welcome and encouraged, especially through the Project blog. The Project also welcomes coverage in the media in order to ensure the widest dissemination of these issues for the greatest attention of the public.
Since the conclusion of the first stage of the project, Patenting Lives continues as an international network of researchers, industry, practitioners, and civil society. If you would like to find out more about the network, please contact Johanna Gibson
Thank you for visiting www.patentinglives.org
Professor Johanna Gibson
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