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Intellectual property and the design of nature, edited by Jose Bellido and Brad Sherman.

'Intellectual Property and the Design of Nature' brings together scholars from different disciplines to reflect on the historical connections between intellectual property law and nature. It casts a new light on this relationship and demonstrates the central position nature occupies across the whole discipline
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Contributors -- The Place of Nature in Intellectual Property -- 1. Vegetable Genius: Organic Figures of Originality -- 2. Denaturing Bacteria: The Sewage Patent Controversy and Biotechnology -- 3. The Essence of Biology: Tomatoes, Broccoli, and European Patents on Native Plant Traits -- 4. Intellectual Property's Antecedent: Seed Law and the Regulation of Biological Materials in British Colonial Gambia -- 5. Some Outlandish Legal Tales: The Debate over Plant Propagation -- 6. Novelties, Frauds, and Protections: The Seed and Nursery Business in Nineteenth-century America -- 7. Brands Matter: Nature, Economy, and the Gift -- 8. Copyright, Nature, and Travel Narratives: Publishing Cook's Voyages -- 9. Artificial Flowers: Plastic Nature, Synthetic Biology -- 10. Modified Pearl Oysters and Repeatable Peaches: Cultivation, Invention, and the Laws of Nature in Twentieth-century Japan -- 11. Scientific Activism and Intellectual Property: How UK-based Agroecologists and Plant Synthetic Biologists Have Challenged the Status Quo -- 12. Creating New Values in Animals in the Era of Mendel's Rediscovery -- 13. Conceptualizing Nature as Information: Rendering South Asian Genetic Resources and Associated Knowledge Searchable and Legible -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2023
Physical Description
1 online resource (367 pages)
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