Patent Docs: Falsehoods, Distortions and Outright Lies in the Gene Patenting Debate

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Patent Docs blog reviewed the most repeated criticisms of the patenting of genetic materials, providing a critical hand to assist non-technical observers of the debate currently swirling around in legal, scientific, and academic circles.

The author considers the recent criticisms  a “zeitgeist” effort supported by a lack of basic scientific knowledge and an ignorance of the role of intellectual property in the process of scientific discovery, research, and development.

The most fundamental rebuttal (for this blogger) lies in the fact that the phrase “gene patenting” is a misnomer.  To read why, visit Patent Docs and read the blog post here.

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