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Author Topic: Patenting Human Genes  (Read 1521 times)

Tinman57

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Patenting Human Genes
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:53:12 PM »
[  These people are out of their minds.....]
Supreme Court: We'll decide if human genes can be patented
The Supreme Court will make the decision as to whether corporations have the right to patent genes they discover.

http://www.smartplan...can-be-patented/7214

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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 09:22:24 PM »
[  These people are out of their minds.....]

+1

It needs to stop at some point.
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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 11:15:53 PM »
What I want to know is whether I can be sued for having a gene they patent - litigation seems to be the order of the day.

And, if they do sue, and I loose, does that mean I'd have to have that gene removed? 

If so, who pays for my surgery/funeral?!?  Presumably, that would be me, since I happened to possess the offending gene  :P.

Would prior use count - assuming I'm older than the corp. that patented my gene?

Just a few surface thoughts  :-\.

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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 12:32:04 AM »
My retirement plan: once my kids get done with college and get real jobs, I can sue for patent infringement.

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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 12:48:49 AM »
Definitely a seminal plan  :P.

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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 04:06:00 AM »
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No, it's so cunning a plan that you could put a tail on it and call it a ferret.
If you were the arbiter of gene-patenting copyright, then you could presumably be the object/recipient of much corporate lobbying, praise and, erm ... funding.
You'd be on a gravy train for life.

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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 04:20:55 AM »
...[  These people are out of their minds.....]...

No, it's so cunning a plan that you could put a tail on it and call it a ferret.

 ;D and  :( at the same time...
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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 06:18:05 AM »
You'd be on a gravy train for life.

Now I'm wondering when the patent troll with the patent on douchebaggery will come out of the steamy pile...
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Re: Patenting Human Genes
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 09:39:09 AM »
Although if it's a clone I believe you have to Copyright it. No Dupes of this Defensive Back will be made without the express written consent of the NFL. :)