TRENDSPOTTER: Only One Patent Per Invention, Please | GenomeWeb

The paradigm for a product-development or research plan presents a seemingly straightforward progression: You discover a new gene or protein, and you develop one or more end products that you can market. 

Most people involved with research, however, know that this is not how the real world works. This paradigm, for example, fails to reflect the various setbacks and unworkable avenues that exist throughout development.

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