Research seminar @ UNU MERIT Maastricht

Seminar “Patent Toxicity” 

Gianluca Biggi & Elisa Giuliani presented their co-authored paper “Patent Toxicity” in the UNU-MERIT Seminar Series.
In the paper they try to measure the potential toxicity of chemical patents. We think this work can contribute to the EU Green Deal Agenda to build a toxic-free environment.

The article suggests that “because there is significant global fragmentation and ambiguity in the way toxic chemicals are used, traded and regulated, … there is a need for more transparency about where, when and by whom toxic chemicals are invented (or their property rights are protected) and consider that this is urgent to predict future hazards and to contribute to policy making in this area.” The article is available as a LEM Working Paper:


Starting Time


November 19, 2020

Ending Time


November 19, 2020



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