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If a virus was not created by the U.S. government, what right do they have to a patent on it?

How can various American scientists be named as the inventors on this patent application (US 2012/0251502 A1) if the United States government is adamant they never created the virus? If the virus is ...
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What is the purpose of this Ebola-related patent of the US government?

One of my conspiracy theory-loving friends posted about this patent application (US 2012/0251502 A1), thinking the government created Ebola for the purposes of population control. This is obviously ...
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Are all U.S. patents that state they were developed with support of a U.S. government grant essentially owned by the U.S?

Near the front of many patents there is a statement saying the work was partially or fully supported by a U.S. Government grant. Does that mean that the U.S. Government automatically owns all that IP? ...