Gene Patenting Information

CNN Europe’s Interview with Frances Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research
Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health that is responsible for the Human Genome Project.

DNA Patent Database
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and the Foundation for Genetic Medicine sponsor a project to provide free public access to the full text and analysis of DNA patents by the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

Europe’s Network of Patent Databases

Gene Letter – Patenting DNA: A Primer

Entrez and GenBank are search and retrieval systems. The first integrates information from databases at NCBI. These databases include nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, whole genomes, and MEDLINE, through PubMed. The second is an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences and includes information from around the world.

*Genome and Genetic Research, Patent Protection and 21st Century Medicine-a comprehensive primer from (The Biotechnology Industry Organization)

*Human Genome Project Information on Genetics and Patenting- Very useful and comprehensive websites on gene patenting.

United Kingdom Patent Office

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Searchable Patent Database

*World Intellectual Property Organization- nicely designed and informative

This page last updated on January 10, 2003.