Pratap Devarapalli
Queensland University of Technology Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, Faculty of Law, Brisbane, Queensland. Australia. World Intellectual Property Organisation, 34, chemin des Colombettes, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Nishad Deshpande
CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products "Tapovan" S.No. 113 & 114, NCL Estate Pashan Road, Pune-411008, Maharashtra, India
Rajkumar Hirwani
CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products "Tapovan" S.No. 113 & 114, NCL Estate Pashan Road, Pune-411008, Maharashtra, India.

DOI:10.5912/jcb831


Abstract:

Patenting bioinformatic inventions has become a ride on the rail to the scientists and inventors. Specifically in bioinformatics, drafting an invention in bounds of patentability criteria is one the most critical task for an inventor to protect his invention. As bioinformatics is a budding field of science, patentable subject matter in bioinformatics was not specifically defined by most of the patent offices in the world. In this regard, we have tried to explain patentable subject matter in bioinformatics by classifying bioinformatics into different subject fields. Additionally, we have tried to trace out patentable subject matter for bioinformatic inventions based on country-specific patentability standards and granted bioinformatic patents of US, Europe, India, Canada and Australia.

Keywords:Bioinformatics ,Patentable Subject Matter ,Patentability ,Patents ,en ,