Patent Claims on Genetic Resources of Secret Origin


Chapter 1.     Introduction    
Chapter 2.     Background    
Chapter 3.     Methodology    
Chapter 4.     Results    
Chapter 5.     Example cases of non-disclosure in the study sample     
Chapter 6.     Conclusion


by Edward Hammond
March 2015
Edward Hammond directs Prickly Research (, a research and writing consultancy based in Austin, Texas, USA. He has worked on biodiversity and infectious disease issues since 1994. From 1999 to 2008 Hammond directed the Sunshine Project, an international non-governmental organization specializing in biological weapons control. Hammond was Programme Officer for the Rural Advancement Foundation International (now the ETC Group) from 1995 to 1999. He holds MS and MA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was an Inter-American Foundation Masters


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