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Re: [dvd-discuss] Gedanken Experiment -Unix and Norton

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, John Zulauf wrote:
> Look at pharmaceutical patents.  We've allowed the patenting of non
> obvious facts for some time now.  The distinction seems to be whether or
> not the facts are naturally occurring (but that would just be prior
> art... by nature).

I do believe there are several standing patents on naturally occurring
chemicals, genes, and even whole plants.

     Jeme A Brelin
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