Monday, March 20, 2006

This just in (10). Thanks JP Loh.

In case you did not know, mere thinking, according to a federal circuit court, violates the patent over the following: "Elevated homocysteine is linked to B-12 deficiency, so doctors should test homocysteine levels to see whether the patient needs vitamins." Talk of patent abuse. (pun intended)

Michael Crichton tells us more.

1 comment:

joelogs said...

I can fully understand why the Lifter, an asymmetrical capacitor which uses High Voltage ( > 20KV ) to produce a thrust was patented (US Patent N°2949550 filed on Aug 16, 1960), but patenting fundamental truths of nature? This is insane.