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March 19, 2023

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I sense that the harm to innovation referenced here is already being felt in the diagnostic field where patent eligibility is the culprit. Companies seek diagnostic improvements they can keep as trade secrets. This means that collaborations with academics, who must publish, are off the table. This also means that academics may be unduly repeating research already conducted by companies in secret. I am not sure how one would go about gathering evidence of this.

Dear JSE: David Kappos has done some studies on this question that are found (I think) on IP Watchdog and elsewhere.

I hope this case does not have a similar chilling effect on innovation in therapeutics.

Thanks for the comment

Without (hopefully) sounding too conspiratorial, one must allow that “chilling” is an aimed-for effect.

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