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[ccp4bb]: License required for deposited structures!

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I have heard rumours that a US-based pharamceutical company has taken out
a patent on the method of structure determination by X-ray
crystallography. Apparently everybody who publishes work based on the
technique is required to obtain a license. The cost should be around $1000
if the structure is deposited.

I think as scientist should protest this move vigorously, and possibly get
our respective governments to protest to the US governement that such a
patent can be passed!

I am curious to know if anyone else has heard about this...

Best wishes,

Morten Kjeldgaard <mok@imsb.au.dk>
Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
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