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Re: Plant Patents

Bob Axmear wrote:
> Michael D. Cook wrote:
> > Aren't patents time-limited anyway?
> Hi again
>         I think patents used to run 17 years or so and could be renewed for
> another 17 years. I might have it off by a year or two but I think  it
> is close.
> Bye
> Bob

Yes, Bob, the time limit is 17 years, and is renewable - though there
are exceptions (I'm not sure what they are).
  To me, however, the time limit doesn't make it any less scary. I just
don't understand how our government can allow DNA to be patented.

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