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==Contentious Patents==
[http://www.patentlens.net/patentlens/patsearch.cgi?patnum=US+2005/112615+A1#show Genetic Inverter Patent]
==Open Questions==
==Open Questions==

Revision as of 00:36, 24 May 2007

The general idea would be for scientists (who might be so inclined) to actively keep an eye on new patent applications in their fields of interest in order to push back on overly-broad patents. I think there would be an interest in this sort of thing for synthetic biology at a minimum, but the feasibility is an open question :)

Discuss here

Contentious Patents

Genetic Inverter Patent

Open Questions

Please add/edit -- or answer!

  • How hard is it to filter patents via existing search tools (e.g. into sub-fields)?
  • What is the number of 'biology' patent applications submitted each day?
  • Can you get access to the applications early enough in the process to effect the outcome?
  • Others?



  • Hanna Breetz, Technology and Policy Program at MIT
  • Jason Kelly, BE at MIT