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Who Owns You? – A Documentary – Trailer

Here’s the first trailer (Vimeo) for a promising new documentary by lawyer-philosopher David Koepsell and filmmaker Taylor Roesch (I was interviewed for it as mentioned here).

Who Owns You? – A Documentary – Trailer from Taylor Roesch on Vimeo.

Over the last 20 years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been issuing patents to universities and private companies on raw human genes. One company or university is given a legal monopoly over a molecule that is inside every human being and many other animals. This documentary explores the legal, ethical, and clinical ramifications of human gene patenting.


Taylor Roesch

David Koepsell

Music by:
Carter Mahnke

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Todd S. May 19, 2010, 6:52 pm

    That’s just… bizarre. How could the patent office assign a patent for something that was not made by anyone, but just discovered? I guess my understanding of patent law is inadequate.

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