11/10/2005

Patents Chilling Effect on Science

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:46 pm

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recently conducted a survey on the effect of patenting on the sciences. The results are frightening: 1/5th or more of all research projects in the United States are being chilled by patent holders. The shear amount of research being canceled because of licensing issues is astounding, but at the same time many of these researchers hold their own patents and therefore contribute to the problem.

Source: Slashdot

 

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