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Report Deplores Growth in Academic Patenting

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Science  18 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5618, pp. 406
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5618.406a

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Alarmed by what it sees as a rush to patent, the United Kingdom's premier scientific academy is warning academic researchers and their governments that the free exchange of ideas could get trampled in the stampede.