Geneva, Switzerland : WIPO, [2017]
91 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.

"Transparency through the disclosure of patented inventions has been a defining feature of the modern patent system since its inception. As modern innovation continues to build upon and further advances the diversity of genetic resources, recent discussions have identified questions as to whether existing patent disclosure requirements should be additionally expanded through specific disclosure requirements for genetic resources and traditional knowledge to further improve the transparency and efficacy of the patent system....The current publication is an update and improvement of the original WIPO Technical Study from 2004, incorporating the latest practical and empirical information provided by Member States and stakeholders. It provides a purely technical account of the legal and operational questions that have been identified as arising in the context of patent disclosure requirements related to genetic resources and traditional knowledge, and does not promote or propose any particular position, approach or perspective on this matter. The study looks at the key questions identified from the point of view of the patent system and in relation to other relevant legal and policy frameworks"--Page 5.

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