Sign In

Article Information

  • Nucleotide Sequences and Recombinant Technologies: Trends in the Application of the Written Description Requirement to Inventions from the Biotechnology Industry

    As the biotechnology industry moves from its golden age to its platinum era, members of the public will increasingly look to that industry for revolutionary improvements to their lives. In response, hopefully the best and the brightest of our researchers will continue to probe the genome; study cells; fold, unfold and refold proteins; apply bioinformatics techniques; and advance recombinant technologies. However, in order for society to continue to attract a critical mass of the highest caliber innovators, it must provide incentives. In today's world, among the greatest incentives is the possibility to obtain strong patent rights.