Open season on Taq
rhubner at gins.uia.ac.be
Fri Dec 10 15:14:19 EST 1999
>>> Promega won:
>> Yeah, but this is valid for US "only"...
> I guess the implications will work out . . . the patent was declared
>to be obtained 'fraudently' . . . suit and counter-suit, I guess.
I am just back from a talk about patent law in Europe vs. US... I asked
the UK person that gave this talk whether this patent could be wiped
away for all EC countries together... ==> nope; must be done for each
When explaining the types of fraud described above, it seemed clear
that this will work...
However, now thinking it over, who would do this? Especially, given the
time "necessary" to do so, the patent's validation period might be over,
Thusly, people can make, use and sell thermophilic pols now in US and
countries without a running patent, but EC customers will have to
continue (5?) more years under the granted monopoly and pay pol tax...
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