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  • Mar 29th, 2010 @ 5:29pm

    Gene Patents

    Thank goodness! Patents, in general, were designed to encourage dissemination of new concepts while giving the originator a chance to benefit for a defined period of time.

    Unreasonably broad patents on discoveries have done just the opposite. They have stifled further improvements to technology for the benefit of society simply because of the effective stranglehold the beneficiaries of these "patents" have managed to garner.

    This has been a long time in coming. Thanks be to an astute judge.