Patenting sequences

PEMBROKE pembroke at
Wed Oct 9 21:10:33 EST 1991

	Yes, if patents do not constrict research on the basis of biological
mechanisms, while on the other hand, reward those researchers who actually
did the research that will make commercial applications possible.  It seems 
that the confusion over the patent issue may stem from the fact that patents
were not designed legally to promote further research, but to protect the
inventor who applied for the patent -- but characterizing a biological
sequence is not inventing, just hard work.

	I'm not with anybody or any institution.

Sean Hurley

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