ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1980
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(Studio) Supreme Court noted deciding whether life forms can be patented; details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) Dr. A. Chakrabarty, employed by General Elec., reported inventing new life form that can eat up oil slicks; financial aspect of Supreme Court decision considered. Name of organism given. [CHAKRABARTY - comments.] Arguments presented by attys. outlined; reaction by Justice Byron White re: possible violation of patent by bug reproducing itself noted. Parameters of Court consideration of case cited.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter
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