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EP1694829B1-Novel strain of sars-associated coronavirus and applications thereof (patents.google.com)
1 point by mmoez 18 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Poking around Google Patents, looks like lots of viruses, including human coronaviruses, are patented. I wonder if the patents are as useless to virologists as software patents are to us software developers...

I wonder if this is the case: the link shows a 320-page patent translated in 3 languages with a tremendous work behind it. It's definitely not patent-trolling.

What makes it more interesting to today's situation is that it was made by people from Institut Pasteur in France which is a reference in the field.

Can anyone shed some light on the difference between the variants mentioned in this patent and Covid-19?

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