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(USA Today) NewsFlash Human genes not susceptible to patent trolls   (usatoday.com) divider line 7
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2013-06-13 10:38:58 AM  
7 votes:
www.aceweekly.com

Deal with it
2013-06-13 11:04:57 AM  
2 votes:
notetofred.files.wordpress.com
I'd patent these human jeans!
2013-06-13 01:07:49 PM  
1 votes:
2013-06-13 11:28:43 AM  
1 votes:

dartben: Mickey Mouse enters the public domain in 2019, I believe. Look for a new copyright extension law in 2018.


humorously enough, they really don't need it:

the fact that a copyrightable character or design has fallen into the public domain should not preclude protection under the trademark laws so long as it is shown to have acquired independent trademark significance, identifying in some way the source or sponsorship of the goods.  Frederick Warne & Co. v. Book Sales, Inc.

trademark lasts forever and trust me that Disney has trademarked all the classic characters.
2013-06-13 11:03:53 AM  
1 votes:

HazMatt: That's weird. Computer code is covered by copyright, not patent. Artificial DNA seems like a pretty close analogue of code.


You can patent code.  People do all the time. Then people biatch about in on Fark.

Maybe better that way, since patent only lasts about 20 years, and copyright goes for however long Disney says it does.

Life of the Author +70 years was Europe's idea, not Disney's.
2013-06-13 11:02:08 AM  
1 votes:

dartben: And yes, SCOTUS said naturally occurring DNA is not patentable, but artificially created DNA can be patented.


That's weird. Computer code is covered by copyright, not patent. Artificial DNA seems like a pretty close analogue of code.

Maybe better that way, since patent only lasts about 20 years, and copyright goes for however long Disney says it does.
2013-06-13 10:59:03 AM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: Well there goes many Farkers' dreams of cloning Angelina's boobs.

No, you can still do that, but you have to make it freely available to everyone, I guess.


Open source boobage?

/mamix?
 
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