The Credibility Trap.
When you want things to be true, you are most exposed to getting burned.

Let's examine the David Martin video that is going viral and see if it passes a few sniff tests.
Here is his dossier.
f.hubspotusercontent10.net/hubfs/8079569/…
It makes two claims about collusion with the CDC and Ralph Baric.
1)CDC illegally patented the SARs virus
2)Ralph Baric locked up all research on the synthetic versions of these.

Let us look at the CDC patent. Image
CDC patent was filed in the US in 2003 before Myriad case law. This means Diamond vs Chakrabarty set the legal precedence and natural sequence was patent eligible under 35-US-101. This contradicts David’s claims.
Don’t believe me. You can look this up in the USPTO PAIR system.
Here is how you do it.

portal.uspto.gov/pair/ PublicPair
Plug in patent number 7,220,852
Click the Patent Number search option Image
You’ll get a page that looks like this. Navigate to the Image File Wrapper page to see the prosecution history Image
You’ll see the entire public patent prosecution online. Image
Navigate to the Applicant Remarks/Made in an Amendment link. You will see only 102 rejection. Not 101 rejections like David claims. These 102 rejections were easily traversed once the CDC demonstrated that the prior art used their sequence. Image
There was nothing illegal about this in 2003. I don’t even think it’s Illegal post Myriad as the claim language only claimed an “isolated nucleic acid”. Here is the patent: patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/6b/c3/21/a62eb…
Notice there is only 1 claim. This is common with defensive patents. Notice the language regarding an ‘isolated nucleic acid’. This language was key to the Myriad patents. Image
I’m familiar with this case law as I invented and published a method to navigate the Myriad patents. This was published in Nature Biotech.
nature.com/articles/nbt.2…
researchgate.net/publication/33… Image
The CDC filed in the US which was a 1st to file jurisdiction at the time. But they were beat to pub by Marco Marra in CA which is a 1st to invent juris. The patents were doomed to end up in interference which is why we have not seen the CDC try to enforce these. HKU also filed.
A really good read on this history is include below. law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/…
I worked with Marco on the Human Genome Project. Stand up guy. He also agrees with the sentiments in our Nature paper. Natural sequence should not be patentable …BUT IT WAS! Image
So If Marco was first to invent but CDC beat them to filing, you have patent mess. Particularly when one inventor refuses to believe it is patentable. Image
So David’s claims regarding the CDC illegal patenting of the SARs genome are easily dismantled with public information. No 101 violations and even with Myriad case law, isolated nucleic acids likely fall under the Parke-Davis purification of adrenal/ Learned hand argument.
But this is a smoke grenade. Whether they are legal are not, doesn’t line up with his claims that they created a lock on the research in the field as a result of this.
Any researcher can order the SARs-CoV-2 genomic RNA or DNA from Biobanks like ATCC. Image
Nowhere on their product information or MTA does it mention CDC patents. This is usually where ATCC would remind the customers of additional licenses required for use of the product. No dice. Nothing. Zilch. Product Spec sheet attached.
atcc.org/api/pdf/produc…
Now let’s look at the other CDC patent related to qPCR detection of SARs1…not SARs2.
US Patent 7,776,521.
These are primers specific to SARs1. Image
The largest provider of CDC assays in the world is IDT.
It is customary for patent numbers to be exposed on the label of the products that utilize them.
I challenge anyone to find the CDC patent numbers on the PCR kits being used for C19 detection.
idtdna.com/pages/landing/…
IDT has sold over 62M of these tests. How is the CDC patent creating a lock on C19 investigation? Image
Next up is one of the Baric patents.
U.S. Patent 6,593,111
patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/a6/c6/8c/1d501… Image
This provides no lock on the market as it is easy to get around. Modular genetics also has tools to get around traditional restriction enzymes and ligases. Image
Here is one way around it. Image
I’m familiar with this space as we used tools like this to construct libraries for SOLiD sequencing.
Nick Translation End Repair was a key part of long mate pair libraries in SOLiD. The tool is also applied in synbio. patents.google.com/patent/US20100…
Finally, David makes some confused claims about DNA assembly giving you any virus you dream of. This is just non-sense and even if it were true with short read platforms like Illumina, ONT systems now deliver 30Kb reads and don’t require any DNA assembly.sciencedirect.com/science/articl… Image
I have not interrogated every aspect of his dossier. I have only interrogated sections where I am a subject matter expert. None of those details check out.
This is what many of us call a Credibility trap.
It sounds like a bomb to end the pandemic but it's really a bomb to kill your credibility by citing it. It looks like a classic honey pot. There are plenty of critiques to go around on Baric and the CDC but I try to only stick to ones I think will hold up in court.
I have this flipped. US was 1st to invent. Canada was 1st to File. Damn Twitter/edit function. US is not harmonized with 1st to file law.
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US is Now harmonized with 1st to file but in 2003 it was 1st to invent.
So patent interferences could occur. No one would engage in this expensive process if CDC was not enforcing these and left them as defensive patents.
This is an important 2013 ruling.
Note what Justice Thomas says about cDNAs.
How do you sequence a 29kb RNA virus without making a cDNA...
In 2003.. you don’t. You make a cDNA.
This is why there is no Ex parte re-exam on the patent and it’s still valid today. Image
A discussion on this topic with @Bretigne

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wha…

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Sep 21
Who is familiar with Sanger sequencing?
If you have literacy here, can you explain to Dan Wilson, PhD why your forward sequencing primer never gives you sequence of the actual forward primer. He won’t listen to “drop outs”.

Sin Lee tried to teach him at 43mins in. Alas…
Funk even hovers over the reads saying “this is your forward primer and your forward read”.

Dr. Lee bring up an important point in Wolfel. The reviewers missed this. The diagram is not what they claim it to be.
The 1st base you can detect is the N+1 base off the primer.
No primer sequence is labeled, until you sequence with a reverse read. Due to acrylamide resolution, you really don’t have quality sequence until 15 bases off the primer.
Read 12 tweets
Sep 21
This was entirely predicted and ignored by the Fauci censorship machine.

So Pharma now has a gravy train of serial boosters plus drugs that create new variants. Liability waivers and insane reimbursement.

Do you see the scam yet?

cell.com/cell-reports-m…
The immunocomp studies in the past, had patients on remdesivir
Patient course had been published before, but these folks monitor the allele frequency’s and see thhe remdesivir patients graduate or transition new variants to 100% allele frequency’s.
Read 4 tweets
Sep 21
I only caught the tail on of the discussion with @EduEngineer and @Debunk_the_Funk

Australia wasn’t clean. Ring test below shows C19 tests popping hot on flu. Even low N number studies like this showcase problems.

health.gov.au/sites/default/…
You don’t infer FP rates by using off season PCR positivity rates and then extrapolate FP rates to all seasons.

You physically measure them with true positives and true negative samples introduced to pipelines 2-4 times a year , car park to detector.

Why?
1)background virome is seasonal.
2)higher positivity seasons introduces higher cross contamination’s in labs.

PT tests like the Australian one above is how you do this and they present very different numbers than the 1:2000-1:10,000 cherry picked numbers dishonest people cite
Read 14 tweets
Sep 20
Just retire already.
It’s clear you haven’t reflected a second on your divisive actions.
“Our censorship destroyed trust so next time we need to immunize against wrong think”

Do you even hear yourself or is Mengele screaming too loud in your ear?

The microchips didn’t scare anyone. It was you, pretending VAERs didn’t exist, that bread the justified hesitation
It was you, pretending natural immunity didn’t work.

It was you, pretending adverse events didn’t exist

It was you, pretending lockdowns were effective

It was you, pretending the GBD was conspiracy and fabricating a scientific consensus.

It was you, pretending masks work.
Read 4 tweets
Sep 19
And there it is
Doah
Read 4 tweets
Sep 18
That’s yours truly giving Francis a tour around the Whitehead/MIT Genome center.

While our interactions were brief, he seemed like an honest straight shooter. Strong advocate for personalized medicine.

I did not see this coming.
I still have that hemp shirt.
It’s hanging on by a thread now.

One of the rallying cries of the publicly funded portion of the genome project was personalized medicine and data transparency. 24 hour upload of data for everyone to use.

How far some of us have drifted.
Some how this turned into herd medicine and “for your eyes only”.

The Francis 2022 version of the Human genome project.
Read 6 tweets

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