Recipe for Phenol:guanidinium mix?

ARUN GOYAL AGOYAL at d.umn.EDU
Fri Aug 7 10:06:26 EST 1998


ERIC:  PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PATENT ATTORNEY....ONCE THE METHOD IS PUBLISHED
IT IS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN. THINK ABOUT IT IF YOUR VIEW IS CORRECT, THEN
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY WOULD HAVE COLLECTED BILLIONS FROM ALL
BIOCHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS FOR GOOD BUFFERS......


In article <6q4k0k$632$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>, ELADER at AMBION.COM wrote:

> I
> > > E.
> >
> > No, I don't think so ... or not unless the poster wants to *sell*
> > the resulting solution.  Simply preparing it for your own use is
> > just fine and doesn't break the patent.  Sorry Ambion.
> >
> >      Bernard
> > -- Unfortunately, that is simply not true. A patent covers *all* rights to a
> 
> technique and formulation. Do you think that it would be legal for you to
> grow Taq in your lab for your own use? Now, whether a company chooses to take
> legal action against someone in violation of their patent is another matter.
> Except as an 'example', suing an academic lab for infringement wouldn't be
> worth the companies time (not to mention being bad for customer relations)
> because there's virtually no damages to be collected to offset legal fees.
> 
> There's even something called contributory infringement. If you tell someone
> how to violate a patent (e.g.`psst, check out this formula for TriZol), you
> are also breaking the law. Clearly, patent law and the openness and
> coopertivity in academia are quite alien to each other.
> 
> Eric
> 
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