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Europe rules out stem cell patents – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 19th, 2011.

Europe’s highest court has made a landmark ruling preventing the patenting of research techniques that use stem cells. The move has disappointed scientists who claim that commercial investors will abandon stem cell research if they cannot patent the results. The specific ruling is defined as: “A process which involves removal of a stem cell from […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: NZ told to think like big city

Peter Griffin posted in on June 30th, 2010.

If New Zealand is to boost its innovation levels, it needs to act like one large city, according to an expert in a panel discussion on innovation. Data has shown that high patenting rates are achieved in big cities. An excerpt: (read in full here) “”We need to look at putting together multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative […]

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