United States Issues New Patent To Pakistani Researchers


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The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday issued a new patent to researchers Dr Atta ur Rahman, Dr Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary and Dr Syed Ghulam Musharraf, all of them from HEJ Research Institute, University of Karachi (KU) on their novel invention titled: Novel hydroxylated enantiomers of (-) 3a,6,6,9a-tetramethylperhydronaphtho furan as perfuming agents derived from a fungal fermentation process.

Pharmaceutical Scientist Inc, a patent law firm in Deerfield, Illinois, prosecuted the patent on behalf of the inventors. This invention reports novel polar metabolites of (-)3a,6,6,9a-tetramethylperhydronaphtho[2,1-b]furan prepared by a novel process of microbial fermentation using a fungi, Fusarium lini, of unique structures that would be difficult to predict opening up the possibilities of their chemical synthesis. The polar metabolites discovered have stronger aromatic characteristics and offer a new highly prized odiferous characteristic quite different from that of the parent compound and thus can be used in the preparation of perfumes, odor-masking and other odor-management applications.

The method of fermentation used in this invention can be used to create other novel chemical entities including new drugs and is thus constitutes a pivotal discovery. Because of its novel nature, the invention reported has a very large commercial potential worldwide.

http://thenews.jang.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=124202


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tetramethylperhydronaphtho ?

cool name. :P


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Intellectual Property is an important asset. Not only does it create a better soft image of the country, it brings in money.


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Intellectual Property is an important asset. Not only does it create a better soft image of the country, it brings in money.
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Protection of Intellectual Property Right is one of the key for the success of USA, UK, France and many other western countries. However, we Pakistani give very little importance, if any, to intellectual property rights. :( In-fact we love to copy and produce illegal production of intellectual property and discourage original inventor :(

We, as a whole nation, need to change our trend. But is it ever going to possible?

Fe-Aman Allah.


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The Mp3 format was defined by a university and their funds have reached so high by selling their patent technology. There are many companies in the world, especially Philips who invent lots of stuff get it patent and sell the technologies for commercial application.

Some of the Philips great inventions are

CD and LCD


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The Mp3 format was defined by a university and their funds have reached so high by selling their patent technology. There are many companies in the world, especially Philips who invent lots of stuff get it patent and sell the technologies for commercial application.

Some of the Philips great inventions are

CD and LCD

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sony is in tht game too…

and philips and sony have many joint project too such SPDIF: sony philips digital input format