[3DEM] Protein Tomography (TM)
mraderma at physiology.med.uvm.edu
Mon Dec 12 08:22:59 PST 2005
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I don't understand this. I could imagine that this term has been used in the
literature before. If you do a simple google search you find for example
"fluorescent protein tomography". I find it unacceptable if scientific terms
become trademarks and I am strongly opposed to this. Does anybody have any idea
what one can do about this?
Quoting Pawel A Penczek <Pawel.A.Penczek at uth.tmc.edu>:
> That's the first time I hear of what is in essence a scientific term
> being trademarked. What about a legal counteraction?
> Pawel Penczek.
> Joachim Frank wrote:
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> > Sidec Technologies, a company that Ulf Skoglund has helped start in
> > Sweden, has trademarked the term "Protein Tomography", according to an
> > article in "Genetic and Engineering News" (Vol. 25, no 19, Nov 1,
> > 2005). This is a disturbing piece of news. Will we one day not be able
> > to use "electron tomography", "single-particle reconstruction", "angular
> > refinenment" freely because of unreasonable claims of a startup company?
> > --Joachim Frank.
> > Joachim Frank, Ph.D.
> > Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
> > Wadsworth Center,
> > Empire State Plaza,
> > Albany, New York 12201-0509
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> > fax: 518 486-2191
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