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The Sorcerer Ii Expedition: Intellectual Property And Biodiscovery, Matthew Rimmer Dec 2009

The Sorcerer Ii Expedition: Intellectual Property And Biodiscovery, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

This article considers the significance of a leading marine biodiscovery initiative. In March 2004, Dr. J. Craig Venter announced the official launch of the Sorcerer II Expedition, a scientific expedition of discovery, which would survey marine and terrestrial microbial populations. The Expedition has the potential to uncover tens of thousands of new microbial species and tens of millions of new genes. Venter has disavowed that the Sorcerer II Expedition has any commercial ambitions. However, some have viewed the Sorcerer II Expedition with suspicion. Various civil society groups have accused the Expedition of engaging in ‘biopiracy’. This article investigates the Convention …


Ip Policy Void In The 'Grand Climate Bargain', Matthew Rimmer Nov 2009

Ip Policy Void In The 'Grand Climate Bargain', Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

In September, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd emphasized the need for national and global action on climate change and called for “a grand bargain” between “the developed world and the developing world in order to reach an outcome for the planet earth as a whole”.No doubt, action on climate change will need new technology, which most likely will be predominately developed in a few, innovative countries. It is also clear, however, that if this ‘grand bargain’ is to be more than a wistful hope we need appropriate intellectual property rights in place for these new technological developments.The chairs of the Ad …


The Road To Copenhagen: Intellectual Property And Climate Change, Matthew Rimmer Sep 2009

The Road To Copenhagen: Intellectual Property And Climate Change, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

The draft negotiating text on long-term co-operative action under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/8; the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 HR 2410 (United States); the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 HR 2454 (United States); the Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act 2010 HR. 3081 (United States); and the TRIPS Agreement 1994.In the lead-up to the discussions over IP and climate change in Copenhagen in 2009, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution that it should be the policy of US government officials in discussions over the long-term …


A Submission To The Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry Into Gene Patents, Matthew Rimmer Mar 2009

A Submission To The Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry Into Gene Patents, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

I am a senior lecturer and the associate director for research at the Australian National University College of Law based in Canberra, Australia. I am also an associate director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA). I have a BA (Hons) and a University Medal in literature, and a LLB (Hons) from the Australian National University, and a PhD in law from the University of New South Wales. I am a member of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Advisory Group of the Australian Library and Information Association, and a director of the Australian Digital Alliance. I am …


Looking For Fair Use In The Dmca's Safety Dance, Ira Nathenson Jan 2009

Looking For Fair Use In The Dmca's Safety Dance, Ira Nathenson

Ira Steven Nathenson

Like a ballet, the notice-and-take-down provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") provide complex procedures to obtain take-downs of online infringement. Copyright owners send notices of infringement to service providers, who in turn remove claimed infringement in exchange for a statutory safe harbor from copyright liability. But like a dance meant for two, the DMCA is less effective in protecting the "third wheel," the users of internet services. Even Senator John McCain - who in 1998 voted for the DMCA - wrote in exasperation to YouTube after some of his presidential campaign videos were removed due to take-downs. McCain …


License Agreements Relating To Ip Rights And The Ec Regulation On Jurisdiction, Benedetta Carla Angela Ubertazzi Jan 2009

License Agreements Relating To Ip Rights And The Ec Regulation On Jurisdiction, Benedetta Carla Angela Ubertazzi

Benedetta Carla Angela Ubertazzi

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Intellectual Property And State Immunity From Jurisdiction In The New York Convention Of 2004, Benedetta Carla Angela Ubertazzi Jan 2009

Intellectual Property And State Immunity From Jurisdiction In The New York Convention Of 2004, Benedetta Carla Angela Ubertazzi

Benedetta Carla Angela Ubertazzi

No abstract provided.


Wind Power, National Security, And Sound Energy Policy, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 2009

Wind Power, National Security, And Sound Energy Policy, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Wind-generated electricity in the United States has grown by more than 400 percent since 2000. According to the Department of Energy, 6 percent of US land could supply more than one and a half times the current electricity consumption of the country. Yet, challenges remain in matching demand for electricity with supply of wind as well as achieving grid parity. Careful wind turbine and transmission line siting can occur through cooperation between federal, state, tribal, and civil society participation in decision-making. Tribal wind initiatives have shown that developing wind power can also benefit rural communities. Congress should pass a national …


Energy Security, Green Job Creation, And Youth Innovation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 2009

Energy Security, Green Job Creation, And Youth Innovation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Global energy demand is likely to increase by 45 percent by 2030. Climate change will threaten existing employment and necessitate new green jobs. Funding has gone towards such renewable energy technologies as wind and solar; such fuel economy options as second-generation hybrids, plug-in electrics, and fuel cell vehicles; increased appliance efficiency; and such water-efficient farming methods as drip irrigation. Youth innovation can play a powerful role in achieving sustainable development. Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus has demonstrated how micro finance in the form of small loans can help poor people start or expand entrepreneurial endeavors. Government funded research …


Energy Policy, Intellectual Property And Technology Transfer To Address Climate Change, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 2009

Energy Policy, Intellectual Property And Technology Transfer To Address Climate Change, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

A weather beaten economy has become a wake up call. The International Energy Agency predicts that carbon emissions will rise 130 percent and oil demand will rise 70 percent by 2050. A sound energy policy that addresses climate change relies upon widespread transfer and implementation of environmentally sound technology. Multilateral cooperation can achieve environmentally sound technology transfer within in a meaningful time frame to address climate change.


The American Models Of Technology Transfer: Contextualized Emulation By Developing Countries?, Benton C. Martin Jan 2009

The American Models Of Technology Transfer: Contextualized Emulation By Developing Countries?, Benton C. Martin

Benton C. Martin

Patents are an essential part of the US economy, sparked by ground-breaking legislation, the Bayh-Dole Act and the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act, which allowed ownership of technology resulting from research funded by the federal government, though it is far from clear whether this same type of legislation would benefit developing countries. Yet because of the legislation’s success in the United States, developing countries are increasingly adopting the same approach. Thus, studying how this legislation might be adopted by developing countries is an important topic. This article emphasized that that these two particular pieces of legislation have been tailored to specific …