Sunday, November 08, 2009

Gene Patents : If there is a God, Genes were invented by Creation, otherwise, Genes developed via Evolution : Should a Gene be patentable?

Yes, Virginia, if there is a God ...
then God invented genes, by creation.
There is very little doubt about that logic.

On other hand, if there is no God,
or if God is more in the nature of a Supreme Principle of the universe,
then all things developed by evolution, over the course of time,
especially the genes,
and surely no human ever "invented" them.
There is also very little doubt about that logic.

Is the day of judgment in terms of "Patent Armageddon" now approaching gene patents?

As reported in PatentlyO, gene patents issued by the USPTO have been challenged as unconstitutional by the Association for Medical Pathology:
"The federal lawsuit argues (1) that the genes are not patentable because they are "products of nature" and (2) that the patentee's use of patent rights to limit scientific research on the genes violates constitutional First Amendment protections."

JS-Kit's ECHO is a Useful Application for Website and Blog Publishers Which Integrates User Comments and Photos in a Social Media Networking Style

Google Wave - now in beta - is coming as one example of a new way to deal with information on an interactive social media networking basis. Lesser known is the new online application from JS-Kit called Echo which we are going to add to one of our online sites and see how it works, because it appears to us to be a blockbuster application in permitting social media type networking comments and interaction to website pages and blog postings.

See JS-Kit Community Wiki / Echo - For Publishers

Introducing Echo from JS-Kit on Vimeo.

SU - Dr. Jays Blog: Concerns About Privacy Online?

SU - Dr. Jays Blog: Concerns About Privacy Online?

Lawyers Must Change With the Times : Legal Industry Facing Unprecedented Change : Unbound by David Galbenski Examines Legal Services Today

Lawyers must change with times as Jim Middlemiss notes at the Financial Post:
"That's the conclusion in a new book that examines the enormous change sweeping the profession, Unbound: How Entrepreneurship is Dramatically Transforming Legal Services Today by American writer David Galbenski (www.unboundlegal.com)-- a must-read for lawyers and law students who want to build successful law business."

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