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- From: Herve LE MEUR <Herve.LEMEUR@math.u-psud.fr>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 18:09:41 +0200 (MET DST)
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- Reply-To: Herve LE MEUR <Herve.LEMEUR@math.u-psud.fr>
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On the archives of Gentech :
you will find explanations of the limits of the economic THEORY you speak of.
On the effects on *small* companies, OK there will be proses for them. But in a
deal where those small companies will earn 1$ (just a figure), the large ones
will earn 4 $.
So what will you tell me. Wel earning monety is not a shame. earning
more money than one's neighbour is not a shame neither. But if the ratio is
so large that some companies can think of controling the whole alimentary
chain, then I think there is something rotten in the kingdom of patentability ;)
And the worse is that even if everybody earned 4$ (even me !!!),
patenting life should even not be considered.