Berris Charnley (University of Exeter / IPBio), Why didn't an equivalent to the US Plant Patent Act of 1930 emerge in Britain?

Presented at Plants, Animals and Ownership: Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection in Living Organisms Since the 18th Century, 3-5 June, 2011, Yale.

At Egenis, University of Exeter, I am working closely with John Duprè and Sabina Leonelli, establishing new research projects investigating contemporary developments in post-genomic bioscience, plant science and the use of model organisms in knowledge production. I am also developing my research interests in the history of genetics, food safety and intellectual property.

More from Berris Charnley


"Seeds without Patents: Science and Morality in British Plant Breeding in the Long Nineteenth Century", forthcoming Revue Economique 2011.

Plant Breeding and Intellectual Property Before and After the Rise of Mendelism: The Case of Britain, (co-authored with Gregory Radick) presented at the Living Properties Workshop, MPIWG, 2008.

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You can also listen to this paper on the IPBio Network's Youtube channel, here.