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Re: [ccp4bb]: License required for deposited structures!
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On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Christopher Lehmann wrote:
> Happy fools day.
DO YOU MEAN I SHOULD NOT HAVE FORKED OUT THESE 1000 EUROS (1000 $) LAST
TIME I DEPOSITED A STRUCTURE (WHICH I HAPPENED TO DO THIS VERY MORNING,
HOW CAN I GET A REFUND??? I HAVE RECEIVED A FUNNY SHAPED CLAIM FORM
WHICH IS AT THE MOMENT STUCK IN MY BACK, BUT NO RETURN ADDRESS PROVIDED.
> Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
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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!
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Institut de Biologie Structurale J.-P. Ebel CEA CNRS UJF
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