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Supreme Court to decide if human genes patentable

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gotlucky Posted: Sat, Dec 1 2012 4:31 PM

 

Supreme Court to decide if human genes patentable

I'm not impressed with the reasons the interviewees provided, but nonetheless, this could be a major blow to IP should the SCOTUS do the right thing.

I won't hold my breath.

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Groucho replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 6:14 PM

I wonder what the implications would be if someone's genetic code has genes patented by someone else?

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Neodoxy replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 6:56 PM

I thought that someone already patented the human genome...

 

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Interesting, we're watching the reductio ad absurdum against IP being played out in real life. The scary thing is: what if they don't find the logical conclusion of IP to be absurd?

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