ECVAM's approach to intellectual property rights in the validation of alternative methods

Jens P. Linge, Thomas Hartung

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In this article, we discuss how intellectual property rights affect the validation of alternative methods at ECVAM. We point out recent cases and summarise relevant EU and OECD documents. Finally, we discuss guidelines for dealing with intellectual property rights during the validation of alternative methods at ECVAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalATLA Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Alternative methods
  • Intellectual property rights
  • OECD
  • Patent
  • Trademark

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Toxicology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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