Patent Granting on Marine DNA Discovery


  • Khoa Tran



Biomimicry, DNA, Intellectual Property Rights, Marine, Medicine.


In recent years, the world has experienced various medical treatments originates from the ocean, such as
cytarabine, vidarabine, and ziconotide. Marine represents a great source of species with potential medical
treatments due to these species’ unique properties; however, the research and discovery of this industry
demand high financial resources and time management. Hence, the international government has employed
intellectual property rights and patent granting as a mechanism to promote innovative research. This paper
explores the benefits and disadvantages of patent granting on marine DNA discovery and application.

Author Biography

Khoa Tran

II Year Student B.A. Legal Studies, University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Marina District, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates



How to Cite

Khoa Tran. (2021). Patent Granting on Marine DNA Discovery. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 299-302.