theft of intellectual property is an age-old white-guy/christist practce.
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From: V. Ravi < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Feb 21, 2006 6:34 PM
Subject: Wealth of Traditional Knowledge System
To: Ravi V <email@example.com>
In 2004, US patent office granted a patent on a
sequence of 26 asanas to an Indian-American yoga
practitioner. You might wonder or express disbelief.
How could anyone claim ownership over a 5,000-year-old
tradition? But, unfortunately that is the state of
affairs in the world today.
Actually this is not a single such case. For example,
80% of 5,000 patents on plant-based formulations
granted by the US in 2000 were of Indian origin.
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