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Tangled Patent Dispute Over 'Free' Drug-Resistance Database

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Science  27 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5918, pp. 1156-1157
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5918.1156

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A patent dispute among a small European biotechnology company, Stanford University, and one of its HIV/AIDS researchers has triggered a defamation lawsuit, raised issues of academic freedom, and led some observers to call it a battle out of Don Quixote.