Suppose a university researcher wants to conduct basic, noncommercial research involving cell lines patented by a for...

Ryan on October 24 at 01:32PM

Why is D correct? Why is C incorrect?

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Irina on October 24 at 05:33PM

@Ryan-Mahabir,

(D) is correct because the passage suggests that judges tend to respect a completely non commercial research exception to patent infringement (lines 51-54), suggesting that even if this researcher is sued, the judge will likely find him/her not liable.

(C) is incorrect because it is an unwarranted inference, the author never talks about the university/ research institution's perspective and risk tolerance when it comes to basic research using patented materials.