Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Peanut Butter and Patents - Richard Cash's experience in Bangladesh: "...I asked Cash after class at Harvard's School of Public Health earlier this week whether he had ever sought a patent for ORT. He said that as a member of the US Public Health Service (with the NIH) in 1968, he doesn't think patenting was an option for him or his colleagues. Also, he admitted, it never really crossed his mind. Perhaps if it had, he said with a twinkle in his eye, he might not still be teaching at the School of Public Health [...]"