Patenting inventions arising from biological research
Moazzam & Latimer, 1474 North Point Village Center #320, Reston, VA 20194-1190, USA
Genome Biology 2004, 6:203 doi:10.1186/gb-2004-6-1-203Published: 20 December 2004
Patents are the most important way in which researchers can protect the income that might come from ideas or technologies they have developed. This article describes the steps involved and the considerations needed for successful granting of a patent. For instance, inventions must be novel and not obvious, adequately described, and useful, and they should not be disclosed publicly before a patent is applied for.