Supreme Court to Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid; Verdict post 30
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12-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
I like how they say that "these patents endanger women who deserve access to the best possible care"... as if they wouldn't have patented it, themselves, if they had been the ones to spend years and millions of dollars discovering it. I wonder what's more endangering to patients: a world with medical patents or a world where there's little scientific discovery because there's no incentive to invest in research in the first place. You can make the same case that they did for
medical patent, whether it's on vaccines, antibiotics, endoscopes or MRI machines. In a perfect world, there'd be no patents on any of them and they'd be free to everyone, but that's unrealistic and a fantasy of those who don't understand what it takes to make them in the first place.
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