Are ecological processes that select beneficial traits in agricultural microbes nature's intellectual property rights?

David Kothamasi, Saskia Vermeylen, Sharma Deepika

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Abstract

Novel beneficial traits in agricultural microbes represent inventive steps of nature, but the inability of patent laws to reward nonhuman inventors has led to conflicts over microbial ownership rights and presents barriers to the sharing of benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381–1384
Number of pages4
JournalNature Biotechnology
Volume41
Issue number10
Early online date12 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • microbiology
  • intellectual property rights
  • ecological processes

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