Sources: SCOTUS , , The New York Times
quote: Myriad and the University of Utah had patented a pair of genes -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- which are associated with breast cancer.
quote: If anything, Monsanto should be suing the local grain elevator for distributing their product without their permission
quote: The issue is not so much the gene its self, but the time and resources required to identify the link to cancer.
quote: If anything, Monsanto should be suing the local grain elevator for distributing their product without their permission.
quote: The issue is not so much the gene its self, but the time and resources required to identify the link to cancer. The researchers need a way to guarantee that they are compensated for their research.
quote: And just to stay on-topic: down with Monsanto!
quote: Do you have nightmares about him?
quote: Do you have nightmares about him
quote: I would say that common sense should prevail here (assuming that I have it) and since the genes were not necessarily created by these people and are, in a sense, prior art, they are not patentable.
quote: But for his second crop he bought commodity soybeans from a local grain elevator, as that crop is more often prone to fail and Monsanto's seed is expensive. The elevator grain consists of a blend of soybeans, most of which are Monsanto-derived crops. Mr. Bowman argues he should not be held accountable for using that crop.
quote: Discovery: 1. The act of finding (something or someone) unexpectedly or in the course of a search.2. Becoming aware of (a fact or situation).
quote: Invent: Create or design something that has not existed before; be the originator of. Ivention: Something created or designed that had not existed before.