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BILD speech outline - None from la times Introduction Stateourposition Keypoint(1 inventionsunderU.S.law

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None from la times Introduction Name the issue since 1980 State our position Key point (1) General information on patenting: The Patent and Trademark Office determine the patentability of   inventions  under U.S. law. Inventions is DNA sequences anyone’s invention? Is your body susceptible to others ownership? Other than  yourself bio-technicians manipulate genes rather then invent them.  You can patent products which come from your research  but the gene its self. “But someone discovered trees once, right? Can a  corporation patent trees?” (Actually, yes, it can. All sorts  of plant life has been patented, causing serious problems  in developing countries that need that plant life to  survive.)….(will it come to that? It happened with trees… will it happen with genes) the primary purpose of the patent system is to foster  innovation. When the first cell phone was invented in 
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course BILD 10 taught by Professor Banks during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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BILD speech outline - None from la times Introduction Stateourposition Keypoint(1 inventionsunderU.S.law

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