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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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What one man can invent another can discover.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:44:18 AM
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"What one man can invent another can discover;" the inspiration for our patent laws and the remedies they provide.

In the landmark case of Myriad Genetics, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled only days ago that naturally occurring genes can not be patented. They are not "inventions." But in the same breath the Supreme Court also ruled synthetic genes can be protected. The rulings are good news for startups in the field of gene testing and patenting, bad news for pharmaceutical giants which held patents on natural genes. Score this round for "David."




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I find (discover) it too: under the cover The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:47:54 PM
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Daemon wrote:
What one man can invent another can discover.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)


According to Goodreads.com the quotation is from "The Adventure of the Dancing Men"

One other to explain the process of "discovery": "“By George!" cried the inspector. "How did you ever see that?" "Because I looked for it.”"
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men.
dusty
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:47:52 PM

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For some reason I take the quote at first read to mean something similar to the saying about how amateurs authors borrow from other writers and professionals steal.


We are already seeing the failure of United States Govt. due to corporations being entities like a person. There is no system law that can keep men from corruption forever. What ends up happening is we have to make all sorts of laws because some idiot refuses to do the right thing.

The worst part about it is that the only reason corporations can be viewed as people is so that politicians can accept illegal funds for campaigns. Basically and literally so that American Politics can be had by the highest bidder

Constantly and intentionally operating right on the boundary line that separates a just act from an unjust one. When that is a business's practice it is really a shame that a case can even be made that their actions could ever be considered "innocent" when they "accidentally" step over the line. I fully understand that the one specific step over the line may very well be unintentional, when it happens it is no "accident"

human are not perfect and there is no such thing as an ideal unchanging environment. It is why pilots don't have a rule that says don't crash your plane into the trees, they don't fly within five-thousand feet of the trees.

Simple precedence is not a good enough system for the boundaries of the law.

For instance, the only reason we currently have grown leaps and bounds with our understanding of genes (which we still haven't even reached the tip of the ice berg, we only arrogantly can smell it, still as of yet to even taste of the tip) is because of the Polymerase Chain Reaction, and the only way that RXN can happen in a controlled environment is due to the mircobiologist who took the transcriptase and transcription machinary from bacteria that lived in hot springs, which in order to live everything, and I mean everything including the "living machines" had to be heavily fortified by chaperones known as heat shock protiens.

Should that biologist be made wealthy?

yes and thank God he was, but it has been since those days in the late eighties that patents pieces of living things (including cellular machinary) and genes is not something that can be protected.

And we need to be seriously thinking about the consequences for even attempting such ignorant and inherently wrong ways to make money, specifically, to make a killing.

These companies, whose only motivation for wasting Judiciary Court's time is money, as the same companies the are fleecing the world and have single handedly destroyed Health Care in the United States. And industry so vital and one that deals with such large amounts of money that only miniscule skimming of miniscule offshoots of unheard of and unknown dark alleyway can support a wealthy living, so of course such destruction is going affect the entire govt. system, the entire economy, and both the govt. and economy of the entire world.

people in leadership positions had better take a day to stop and think about the direction they are leading, because any unsound planning of the future will likely destroy it.

Our actions today, even with the best intentions, directly determine the future, specifically whether it is livable, or destroyed

To be concerned of the fate of the world is not bad, but bearing false witness is to not be
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