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U.S. Appellate Court Weighs 'Obvious' Patents

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 452-453
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5913.452b

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A federal court is mulling a case that could make it harder for researchers to patent scientific discoveries, say biotech lawyers, stymieing innovation and investment.