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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: secret primers
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:24:14 -0700
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <200511111406.jABE6vAk027682@mail.rootsweb.com>
Speaking of patents; probably Albert Einstein, whose first real job was
patent analyst in Switzerland, is rolling over in his grave these days.
U.S. Patent Office just granted someone a patent on an "anti-gravity"
device, which is impossible as gravity is a universal force between all
forms of energy. But maybe I speak too quick, and the Patent Office hired
another precocious intellectual clone of Albert, and he knows something the
rest of us don't yet?
. However, in the case of the DNAPrint patent, I'm not
sure, if this patent is already granted or if it even has a chance that
it will be granted one day, because the technology is too obvious to be
really considered as "innovation". I have my own experience with my
"Microwave PCR" patent. If there isn't really a million $ market behind
it, it's even not worth spending the money for the patent today. I
doubt, that DNAPrint will earn that much more money with the patent than
they spent in filing the patent itself. It's even a more expensive task
to file patents over here in Europe, because the text must be translated
in several different languages to be of any commercial use at all.
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