TRENDSPOTTER: Just Say No to Patent Pooling for Genomics | GenomeWeb

THE UNITED States Patent and Trademark Office issued a white paper at the beginning of the year on the use of patent pools as a way to ensure reasonable access to patented genomic inventions. While patent pools have worked in the past as a method to cut down red tape and encourage industry growth, the method is not easily, or wisely, transferable to genomic intellectual property.

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