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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...s have helped me to understand everything from software patents to synthetic biology. Jerry Reichman has supplied energy, insight, and a vii 37278_u00... ...ided cru- cial support to my work with the sciences in general and synthetic biology in particular. I was also inspired and informed by colleagues and... ...iol- ogy, Nobel laureates Sir John Sulston and Harold Varmus in genomics and biology more generally, Paul Ginsparg in astrophysics, and Harlan Onsrud ... ...xtually but much in terms of inspiration with an article I co-wrote for PLoS Biology with Arti Rai, “Synthetic Biology: Caught between Property Rights... ...Duke Law School’s research grants and Bost Fellowships. My work on synthetic biology and the human genome was supported in part by a CEER grant from t... ...” 12 The scientists describe their task in terms that should be familiar. “A molecular automaton is an engineered molecular system coupled to a (bio)m... ..., for example, owns patent number 6,774,222: This invention relates to novel molecular constructs that act as various logic elements, i.e., gates and ... ...protein. This basic unit can be assembled in any number of formats providing molecular constructs that act like traditional digital logic elements (fli... ...41, 46, 49, 52, 68, 168–170, 175, 177, 200, 237, 247–248, 269n31; over novel molecular constructs that act as various logic ele- ments (#6,774,222), 1...

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