PCR patent (was: How to avoid PCR errors?)

Mike Morris mike at medsun.unige.ch
Thu Feb 17 02:37:44 EST 1994

In article <sjscharf-160293145401 at sjscharf.slip.netcom.com>, sjscharf at netcom.com (Stephen Scharf) writes:
> I think you're right in that Vent from NEB isn't licensed for PCR, but I do
> know that PE sells a proofreading enzyme called UlTma that is good for
> proofreading during PCR, and it is licensed. As far as I know, it would be
> good for the application described here.  As to whether I'm the guy you're
> referring to as reading this message, I'm not sure....am I the person you
> were thinking of, or is the thought police lurking around the corner?

  If I publish an article that says "PCR was performed with Taq polymerase
from Cheapochem Inc", what is the legal position?

Michael Morris PhD            
Division of Medical Genetics       tel (Switzerland) (22) 702.56.94
CMU, University of Geneva          fax (Switzerland) (22) 702.57.06
Geneva, Switzerland                email mike at medsun.unige.ch                  

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