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How can one patent an algal strain based purely on morphology and growth rate?

The growth rate and morphology could naturally occur in the wild from mutations. How will the patent holder then dispute patent infringements? If I go out into the wild capture an animal and ...
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Is it not better in practicality to avoid searching software patents in your domain

Premises: Any complex software product uses many algorithms, steps, techniques and so on There's a patent on almost any method and system in software, even such that are trivial by now but still ...
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USPTO examiner/staff financial background check and disclaimers

I've always wondered if there was a financial background check on the examiner and all other USPTO staff that work on a patent application. Or if there is a disclaimer section for those who worked on ...