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(Some Guy)   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is busy fighting ebola, patenting ebola   (conspiracyplanet.com ) divider line
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1007 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Aug 2014 at 11:53 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-04 09:01:03 AM  
It's a patent application, not a patent, but it's still weird. I thought the Supreme Court's rule that you couldn't patent nature would stop this nonsense.
 
2014-08-04 09:30:41 AM  

ZAZ: It's a patent application, not a patent, but it's still weird. I thought the Supreme Court's rule that you couldn't patent nature would stop this nonsense.


It's not. And the USPTO has basically rejected it several times for not being of patentable subject matter under 35 USC 101.

Incidentally, the idea of the patent is for an isolated ebola is apparently several isolated DNA sequences, nucleotides and proteins useful for vaccine research and for creating diagnostic tests for ebola.
 
2014-08-04 09:35:39 AM  
IANAL but this is likely so that no one else can patent it and thus quash any research on it.
 
2014-08-04 09:52:30 AM  
More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!
 
2014-08-04 11:07:23 AM  

Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!



I planned on getting iFlu, but that was before I found out Apple was outsourcing avian influenza to China.
 
2014-08-04 11:56:00 AM  

ZAZ: It's a patent application, not a patent, but it's still weird. I thought the Supreme Court's rule that you couldn't patent nature would stop this nonsense.


If only this was an agricultural crop!

Utility patents are still a thing though.
 
2014-08-04 11:59:44 AM  

urger: IANAL but this is likely so that no one else can patent it and thus quash any research on it.


This made more sense after I saw the I at the beginning.
 
2014-08-04 12:26:28 PM  
The CIA never got a patent on crack cocaine, and they learned their lesson.
 
2014-08-04 12:36:07 PM  

Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!


What, did Obama come out as anti-ebola?

I would be kind of fun to watch a bunch of Fox News personalities line up to demand access to ebola.
 
2014-08-04 12:48:48 PM  

El Dudereno: Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!

What, did Obama come out as anti-ebola?

I would be kind of fun to watch a bunch of Fox News personalities line up to demand access to ebola.


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E-BO-LA!
 
2014-08-04 12:55:23 PM  

Snarfangel: Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!


I planned on getting iFlu, but that was before I found out Apple was outsourcing avian influenza to China.


I was on the KickStarter for iFlu, but after the outsourcing all I received was a copy of SARS I could barely hack my way through.

/buyers remorse
 
2014-08-04 01:26:32 PM  

El Dudereno: Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!

What, did Obama come out as anti-ebola?

I would be kind of fun to watch a bunch of Fox News personalities line up to demand access to ebola.


No, Obama is Pro-Ebola; having allowed the CDC and Dr. Patient #1 to jump the ocean barrier and let the little illegal immigrant buggers get a free flight to Atlanta... Who needs to control the sheeple with gun control; over militarization of the police; and handing out ever increasing amounts of the dole: now you can really get those Death~panels revved up; just withhold IV fluids from right wingers and non dues paying anti-unionists...
 
2014-08-04 01:54:26 PM  

Swampmaster: El Dudereno: Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!

What, did Obama come out as anti-ebola?

I would be kind of fun to watch a bunch of Fox News personalities line up to demand access to ebola.

No, Obama is Pro-Ebola; having allowed the CDC and Dr. Patient #1 to jump the ocean barrier and let the little illegal immigrant buggers get a free flight to Atlanta... Who needs to control the sheeple with gun control; over militarization of the police; and handing out ever increasing amounts of the dole: now you can really get those Death~panels revved up; just withhold IV fluids from right wingers and non dues paying anti-unionists...


Some Fox News blowhard was going on about this the other day. Apparently, it was this guy's duty to stay in Africa, and Obama was supposed to see to that.
 
2014-08-04 02:17:02 PM  

El Dudereno: Some Fox News blowhard was going on about this the other day. Apparently, it was this guy's duty to stay in Africa, and Obama was supposed to see to that.


Introducing known carriers of incredibly destructive diseases is not now and has never been a good idea. ANYONE with at least half of a functioning brain should be able to see that. Are you claiming that the President doesn't have at least half of a functioning brain?
 
2014-08-04 02:54:42 PM  
This is all just so the CDC can sit on the patent until someone releases the ebola virus on a subway car or in an airport and then WHAM! They're sitting on a huge lawsuit.  I'm so tired of these patent trolls!  Shame on you CDC!
 
2014-08-04 03:45:29 PM  

Diogenes: More big government taking from the little guy.

I demand access to Ebola!


www.brevis.com

Amazon delivers and you don't have to sign for it.
 
2014-08-04 09:05:09 PM  

ZAZ: It's a patent application, not a patent, but it's still weird. I thought the Supreme Court's rule that you couldn't patent nature would stop this nonsense.


The patent application was filed in 2009, so years before the Supreme Court ruling.
 
2014-08-04 11:44:40 PM  
This will be handy when bio-terrorist can buy gene sequencers.
 
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