In reference to the patent: US7244424


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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? Commented Aug 14, 2015 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
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 17:59

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