So you can't test for diseases without paying patent fees on using a diagnostic technique. A bit ironic, since this opens the door to basic high-school lab culture experiments (e.g. growing mold on agar) being subject to hefty diagnostic fees… Where are we headed as a society? To a culture where you have to pay a fee for anything you do, be it opening a package of food (because some company has a patent on the technique used to open that specific packaging), or proving a "millenium problem" (because some researcher has a patent on a particular method of proof)?
/via +Enrico Silterra
Supreme Court Seems Ok With Patenting Medical Diagnostics | Techdirt
We’ve covered the Mayo v. Promethus Labs case for a while now. This is the lawsuit over the patentability of medical diagnostic techniques. If that sounds crazy to you, you’re not alone. Promethius…
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