Wednesday, December 01, 2004

US Retains Illegal Patent on Treaty-Violating Bioweapons Grenade

The United States has not relinquished an illegal patent, granted in
February 2003, on a long-range biological weapons grenade. In May of
last year, the Sunshine Project revealed the patent (6,523,478), held
by the US Army, and charged that the grenade violates the Biological
Weapons Convention (BWC). The BWC, which meets next week at the United
Nations in Geneva, prohibits development of bioweapons delivery devices
"in any circumstance".
A year and half later, the biogrenade patent stands unaltered and no
move has been made to withdraw it.

From the target=_blank>Sunshine Project's Biodefense project

href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6523478"
target=_blank>The patent


href="http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/06/09/
BU144036.DTL" target=_blank>An article in the SF Chronical


posted by ryan griffis  # 12:24 PM

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