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1 BSC 3402: Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences Intellectual Property 27 October 2010
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2 Organizational for Today Name cards Return response paper #4. Comments on web site. Incorporate these into future papers. Next week 3 Nov. Must write on one of the three topics for RP#5 Future in-class responses This week: In-class response Discuss patents on life Other intellectual properties and data issues Conflicts of interest
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3 Comments on Response Paper #4 These are discussed on the web site. For the last two response papers, you should not make the technical errors that are discussed, i.e. I will take off. Response Paper #5 . You need to submit the response papers in the week in which they are assigned (by Friday 5 PM), which will give you a chance to change your mind. I will give you the best grade of the two or three if you do more than one.
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4 In-Class Response What are the issues of concern to scientists regarding patents on genes such as BRCA? (name 2) What other issues should we discuss in connection with intellectual property issues (such as conflicts of interest and data ownership and use, i.e. the issues for this week) name 1
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5 Questions from the Book (chap 3) Who Owns Life? Copyrights protect unique expressions in tangible form including works of art, writings, music, software and so on Trademarks protect unique and valuable expressions or symbols that gain recognition in the commercial marketplace as indicators of quality or genuineness.
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6 Questions (chap 3): Who Owns Life? Patents protect useful inventions and discoveries. Includes nonunique product made by an otherwise patentable method. Patents require revealing enough details to enable another person to reproduce the invention and in return the inventor is rewarded with a period of exclusive use of the invention and the right to prevent others from making, using or selling the claimed invention without permission. Federal government has “march-in” rights if necessary for public health or defense
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7 Questions (chap 3): Who Owns Life? Gene patents are of three types
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