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Daniel J. Kevles (History, Yale), Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Fruit Trees and Plants: Contracts, Patents and the Courts in the 1920s and Now

Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History, Professor of History of Medicine, American Studies, and Law (adjunct). His research and writings encompass the interplay of science, technology, and society past and present with a focus on the United States. His particular research interests include the history of physics, biology, scientific fraud and misconduct, plant and animal breeding, biotechnology, intellectual property, and science, arms, and the state.

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Papers and books

(2007), Patents, Protections, and Privileges: The Establishment of Intellectual Property in Animals and Plants, Isis, 98:323-331.

(2002), The Advent of Animal Patents: Innovation and Controversy in the Engineering of Life, in Max Frederick Rothschild, Scott Newman, eds., Intellectual Property Rights in Animal Breeding and Genetics, pp. 17-31, CABI. @Amazon, @WorldCat.

(2002), A History of Patenting Life in the United States with Comparative Attention to Europe and Canada, European Commission, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

(2001), Patenting Life: A Historical Overview of Law, Interests, and Ethics, Prepared for the Legal Theory Workshop Yale Law School, 20 December.

(1995), with Gerald L. Geison, The Experimental Life Sciences in the Twentieth Century, Osiris, 2:10, 97-121.

(1992), with Leroy Hood, The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, Harvard University Press. @Amazon, @WorldCat.

(1985), In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity, Knopf. @Amazon, @WorldCat.


(7 April, 2005), Patenting Life and Its Parts: Ethics and Rights in the Political Economy of Intellectual Property, Duke University School of Law.

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