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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Jack Spiegel, National Institutes of Health. Office of Technology Transfer to Patent and Trademark Office pdf (1,111,976 Bytes) ocr (45,722 Bytes)
Letter from Jack Spiegel, National Institutes of Health. Office of Technology Transfer to Patent and Trademark Office
Description:
This draft to the Patent and Trademark Office summarizes the history of the NIH Office of Technology Transfer activities and recent work on policy issues. When PTO announced that expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were patentable research tools in 1997, Varmus expressed concern about the effects of such patents on research. The National Academy of Sciences got involved in this dialogue, sharing Varmus's concerns about the possible broad scope of EST patents. This draft is a good example of the complex legal and commercial aspects of molecular biology research.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
15 (1,111,976 Bytes)
Date:
1998-09-14 (September 14, 1998)
Creator:
Spiegel, Jack
National Institutes of Health. Office of Technology Transfer
Recipient:
Patent and Trademark Office
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
MVBBYH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Drafts (documents)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: NLM Collection
SubSeries: Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
SubSubSeries: Alphabetical Files
Folder: NIH Components - OTT, 1994-1999
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2014-10-27
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