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Patent landscaping for life sciences innovation: toward consistent and transparent practices

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As industry, governments and academia increasingly rely on patent landscapes to map scientific and technological trends, an interdisciplinary workshop provides recommendations for developing consistent and transparent landscaping practices.

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the participants from industry, government agencies and academia at the Managing Knowledge in Synthetic Biology: The Creation of Tools for Stronger Intellectual Property Analysis workshop hosted by the Innogen Institute of the University of Edinburgh in 2012. The workshop was supported by VALGEN (Value Addition through Genomics) and GE3LS (Genomics and its Related Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social Aspects), a project sponsored by the Government of Canada through Genome Canada, Genome Prairie and Genome Quebec, and the PhytoMetaSyn project funded by Genome Canada, Genome Alberta and Genome Quebec. We thank A. Baker, D. Lewensohn, M. Bieber and L. Dacks for administrative and research support.

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  1. Tania Bubela is at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    • Tania Bubela
  2. E. Richard Gold is in the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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  3. Gregory D. Graff is in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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  4. Daniel R. Cahoy is at Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.

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  5. Dianne Nicol is in the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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  6. David Castle is at Innogen Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

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