89 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1678 (1994-1995)
Indigenous Peoples and Drug Discovery Research: A Question of Intellectual Property Rights ; Huft, Michael J.

handle is hein.journals/illlr89 and id is 1698 raw text is: Copyright 1995 by Northwestern University, School of Law  Printed in U.S.A.
Northwestern University Law Review                         Vol. 89, No. 4
COMMENTS
Indigenous Peoples and Drug Discovery Research: A Question of
Intellectual Property Rights
Michael . Huft
I.  Introduction  .............................................  1679
II. Historical Development of Proposals to Apply
Intellectual Property Rights to the Exploration for
Plant-Derived Drugs .................................... 1684
A. Origins of the Idea of Compensation for Use of
Genetic Resources Among Agricultural Scientists .. 1686
B. Intellectual Property Rights and Compensation in
the Development of Plant-Derived Drugs:
Contributions from the Scientific Community ....... 1687
C. Legal Commentary .................................. 1688
III. Current Status of Plant Exploration and Drug
Development ............................................  1690
IV. The Nature and Contribution of Indigenous
Knowledge   ..............................................  1695
A. The Nature of Indigenous Knowledge ............... 1695
1. Description of Indigenous Medical Knowledge.. 1696
2. The Development of Indigenous Medical
Knowledge .......................................  1700
3. Patterns in Which Traditional Medical
Knowledge Is Held .............................. 1701
B. The Contribution of Indigenous Knowledge to Drug
Exploration and Development ...................... 1703
1. Investigations of Indigenous Knowledge ......... 1703
2. Published Accounts of Indigenous Medical
Knowledge .......................................  1704
V.  Legal Analysis ...........................................  1706
A. Joint Requirements ................................. 1706
1. The Requirement that Each Joint Inventor
Contribute to the Inventive Conception ......... 1707
2. Joint Inventors Must Collaborate ................ 1714
3. Joint Inventors Need Not Have Collaborated on
Each Claim of a Patent .......................... 1717
4. The Test for Joint Inventorship .................. 1718
B. Publication as a Possible Bar to Patentability ....... 1718

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