In reference to the patent: US7244424


You can not patent something that is naturally created. You could patent processes or equipment that is used to raise such. It can not be obvious or described in prior art. You need to demonstrate innovation.

  • That's what I thought as well. I was looking at US7244424 which seems to be a patent on a specific genus, species and strain of probiotic bacteria. L. fermentum - how is this possible? – wanderingmind Aug 14 '15 at 17:32
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    Look at the claims! They claim a process to get the strain. They are not claiming the strain. – Moti Aug 14 '15 at 17:59

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