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Diamond v. Chakrabarty

  • By: Lester de Souza
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

On June 16, 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Diamond v. Chakrabarty (Chakrabarty), in which it affirmed the patentability of a live bacterium modified in a laboratory by design. The 5–4 decision affirming the patentability is of interest ...

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