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I was just wondering about the impact that the Zika virus might have on athletes and spectators at the Olympics.

 

Is it really fair to expect folk to risk their health (or the health of unborn children) by hosting the Olympics in Brasil?

TBH, if you've spent spend anytime on Liveleak and other alternative 'new media' sources, the Zika virus is one of the lesser reasons for not travelling to Brazil.

 

The place looks like the Far West to me.

 

Rich pickings in sight for crims, who are apparently not afraid at all to gun victims down, nor do all those "off duty policemen" (LOL, do they have a way with euphemisms or what?!) who gun crims down on sight here, there and everywhere :|

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You will be surprised to learn that there is a patent on the zika virus:

 

https://theinternationalreporter.org/2016/02/04/and-who-owns-the-patent-on-the-zika-virus-the-rockefeller-foundation/

 

Owned by the Rockefeller foundation - oh and if you did not know, the Rockefeller foundation was behind setting up the World Health Organisation - have you joined the dots up yet? You will see from the link you can actually buy the virus for $599. :o

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You will be surprised to learn that there is a patent on the zika virus:

 

https://theinternationalreporter.org/2016/02/04/and-who-owns-the-patent-on-the-zika-virus-the-rockefeller-foundation/

 

Owned by the Rockefeller foundation - oh and if you did not know, the Rockefeller foundation was behind setting up the World Health Organisation - have you joined the dots up yet? You will see from the link you can actually buy the virus for $599. :o

 

Have a read

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tara-c-smith/the-zika-conspiracies-hav_b_9162854.html

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You will be surprised to learn that there is a patent on the zika virus
I'm extremely surprised indeed.

 

Considering that one cannot protect naturally-occurring substances and other phenomena (such as virii) with patents, in the US or here in the UK (or anywhere else that I'm aware of - and I'm aware of "lots"). That's been the case since before Rockfeller Snr the 1st made his first dime, btw.

 

Would you happen to have a patent number handy? If you do, it'd be easy enough to check this 'patent' here.

 

I have to ask, because that link of yours just refers to and shows a screenshot of a deposit, and that has got absolutely sod all to do with patents, but all to do with microorganism sample referencing and archiving/storage.

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I'm extremely surprised indeed.

 

Considering that one cannot protect naturally-occurring substances and other phenomena (such as virii) with patents, in the US or here in the UK (or anywhere else that I'm aware of - and I'm aware of "lots"). That's been the case since before Rockfeller Snr the 1st made his first dime, btw.

 

Would you happen to have a patent number handy? If you do, it'd be easy enough to check this 'patent' here.

 

I have to ask, because that link of yours just refers to and shows a screenshot of a deposit, and that has got absolutely sod all to do with patents, but all to do with microorganism sample referencing and archiving/storage.

 

Looks like you can patent an incomplete viral genome, but probably not the "virus".....

I remember this from when we first began Hepatitis C Testing of blood - only 1 company had the patent and they protected it vigorously!!!! :)

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Looks like you can patent an incomplete viral genome, but probably not the "virus".....

I remember this from when we first began Hepatitis C Testing of blood - only 1 company had the patent and they protected it vigorously!!!! :)

I take it that the patent was for the genome isolated from its natural environment (the commercial value of which is equivocal at best) and/or as the output of a technical process (the commercial value of which is more averred, with the 'best' commercial value/relevance attaching to that technical process itself).

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I take it that the patent was for the genome isolated from its natural environment (the commercial value of which is equivocal at best) and/or as the output of a technical process (the commercial value of which is more averred, with the 'best' commercial value/relevance attaching to that technical process itself).

 

Yes, it was the DNA sequence itself that was patented.....

 

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v370/n6490/pdf/370493a0.pdf

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Yes, it was the DNA sequence itself that was patented.....

 

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v370/n6490/pdf/370493a0.pdf

Ah, Chiron's HCV stuff. Of Chiron v Murex fame. The patents were about polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, vaccines, an immunoassay kit for detecting HepC and a method of cultivating HepC cells in vitro.

 

That was pretty much trailblazing (in patent law and practice terms) at the time. Right on the edge of what could vs could not be patented.

 

Personally, I don't touch biotech work (I know what I don't know, so the "most" bio-related work I'd ever do is medical devices and -to an extent- bioinformatics ;)), I specialise in the other patenting dark art: software & business methods :D

 

(EDIT: ooops, that's it, definitely burnt my bridges with swarfendor with that one :blush::hihi:)

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Ah, Chiron's HCV stuff. Of Chiron v Murex fame. The patents were about polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, vaccines, an immunoassay kit for detecting HepC and a method of cultivating HepC cells in vitro.

 

That was pretty much trailblazing (in patent law and practice terms) at the time. Right on the edge of what could vs could not be patented.

 

Personally, I don't touch biotech work (I know what I don't know, so the "most" bio-related work I'd ever do is medical devices and -to an extent- bioinformatics ;)), I specialise in the other patenting dark art: software & business methods :D

 

(EDIT: ooops, that's it, definitely burnt my bridges with swarfendor with that one :blush::hihi:)

 

:) :)

 

We were using Murex at the time and I seem to remember a letter arriving, suggesting that we should cease and desist until it was all sorted out!!!!!

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These are patent applications for tech with military application. E.g the kind of new tech stuff that finds its way into an F22, an F35 or a SLBM.

 

Every country on Earth with a patent system has similar provisions, including the UK. And have for decades and decades. Nothing remotely new, surprising or sinister about it.

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