Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Help please: biotekkie in despair

Ugreson Maistry has written to Afro-IP with a problem relating to lack of information on the law pertaining to Biotechnological inventions in South Africa. Ugreson is currently situated in Germany writing Masters Thesis in Biotechnology Patent law. His problem is that is that he has not found any source of material which outlines the South African position. Thus far, he has been using trusted sources such as Burrell's Patent law text book (1999) and Gernholtz's Patent law textbook (1971) but neither book has a specific focus on Biotechnology.

Would any reader be able to direct him to:

1. Any textbooks that might be of help in outlining the legal position relating to the protection of biotechnological inventions;

2. Any articles that would be of help in outlining the legal position relating to the protection of biotechnological inventions;

3. Recent case law that I would need to be aware of that relates to biotechnology.

Ugreson can be contacted here.

Afro-IP suggests these posts to further his thoughts on the subject. The very fact that there appears to be a dearth of information relating to the subject suggests that Ugreson's topic is well chosen.

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