Click below to read the contents of the AAVS Media Kit for the filing of the beagle patent challenge:
Beagle Patent #6,444,872
Official document from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Executive Summary of Legal Challenge
A synopsis of the filing of the Request for Reexamination of the beagle patent.
Request for Reexamination, filed 2/25/04
The legal challenge filed by the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) and PatentWatch Project (PWP)
of the International Center for Technology Assessment (without attachments).
First Ever Legal Challenge Filed Against the Patenting of an Animal, Feb. 25th 2004
The press release issued by AAVS and PWP.
Public Survey Results About Animal Patent
Summary of results from public survey commissioned by AAVS. (Microsoft PowerPoint format) (credit: American Anti-Vivisection Society)
Examples of Patents on Animals in the U.S.
Six examples of patents on animals issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with links to the official patents.
Animal Patenting Fact Sheet
Includes statistics on animal patents in U.S. and lists countries that have banned animal patents.
High Resolution Beagle Photo
Download of beagle photo (credit: American Anti-Vivisection Society).
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