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Worms, Mice, Cows And Pigs: The Importance Of Animal Patents In Developing Countries, Elisabeth T. Jozwiak Jan 1994

Worms, Mice, Cows And Pigs: The Importance Of Animal Patents In Developing Countries, Elisabeth T. Jozwiak

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

Transgenic animals play a large role in several critical industries: the pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural industry, farming, and medical research. As these biotechnology-oriented industries have grown, the United States and other industrialized nations have realized the importance of patent protection for genetically-engineered animals. Unfortunately, lesser-developed countries (LDCs), which can benefit the most from such industries, do not provide adequate patent protection for transgenic animals, even though patent protection for transgenic animals could ultimately lead to reduction in starvation and disease, two of the biggest problems facing many LDCs. The United States should pursue bilateral negotiations with developing countries in the ...