About: biopatent

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

The European Parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of their local knowledge such as plant-based medicines.
Agrifood 05-01-2001

US introduces tougher criteria for gene patents

US patent office adopts stricter criteria for patenting of genes.
Agrifood 19-09-2000

Germany wants new EU debate on BioPatent Directive

Germany and the UK are in favour of reviewing the EU's Biopatent Directive.