Perspectives on where our world is heading from a vantage point in Denver, Colorado.
24 October 2005
Gene Patents: Just Plain Wrong.
The law prohibits you from patenting mathematical formulas. But, it does permit the patenting of the human genome. Already 20% of it is taken. Another case of intellectual property gone mad. The only redeeming part of this scenario is that, at least, a generation from now, all of that will be in the public domain. Patents last about twenty years.