Why should we grant an exclusive monopoly on publicly funded research? It has specific target organ toxicity from single exposure and while it does not appear to be carcinogenic it needs more testing. If the answer is no then I'm with the other commenter, all the rest of the points are a sidetrack.

The discovery by Mas Subramanian, came at a time when the pigment industry had nearly given up on discovering new blue inorganic pigments or even other colours, which is today a billion dollar product. What does properties mean, to you? This is the first new blue pigment to be discovered in the last 200 years. I doubt the car industry will be interested as granulating paint isn't popular for cars.

All the vibrations and complex geometries make it really hard to calculate exact solutions. Theoretically all chemistry is quantum physics with nucleons, electrons and photons (quantum chemistry). Note also that I’m defining pigmentation here, not total appearance, so this ignores any fluorescence, phosphorescence, triboluminescence, Cherenkov radiation, etc. One test involved mixing manganese oxide (which is black) with other chemicals and heating it to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. (from the Wikipedia page).

Throughout history, blue has been one of the hardest colors to produce artificially. > It's inorganic, has simple structure and contains only non-toxic compounds, so there is no reason to be worried.

Because federal grants don't require exclusivity. Reply Delete. It ought to serve the people, not the recipients. But he did mention your blog a few times.

Such the yummy lead white paint that kids peel from the walls. Best of all, the new color is being added by Crayola to their crayon sets. † The pigmented molecule can be in the chemical form or physical state that gives it that pigment very ephemerally, due to e.g. I’d call for all the chemists who’ve ever worked with a hexanitro compound to raise their hands, but that might be assuming too much about the limb-to-chemist ratio".

And yes, I'd rather the government handle IP rather than DuPonts research team.

Benefit to society, you might argue.

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Even that is not always enough. YInMn Blue is chemically stable, does not fade, and is non-toxic. Because the institution (normally a University) now has a motive to market this invention. ☆12 YInMn Blue [CHAOS] Top 100 Sports Bloopers of the Decade | 2010 - 2019 Fails & Funny Moments - Duration: 39:25. Both parties gain something.

The advantage of YInMn is that it also provides color. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Layman understanding ahead, see scott aaronson's. Does the US government get royalties from product sales on an invention that came solely du to its funding sources? Great. Why do you get so much time to have your product untouchable after the fact? This is the act that makes this all possible and actually encourages this practice. If I remember correctly, chemists back in the day didn’t live too long. He recognised the potential of the compounds to be useful as blue pigment as they were very stable and didn’t change colour when exposed to high temperature, water, mild acidic and alkali conditions. As long as we have a framework for figuring out how a material physically manipulates the photons absorbed by it, we should be able to calculate the pigmentation of every simple molecule by brute force. The only surefire way to observe a compound's properties is to synthesize it and measure.

the world’s most popular favorite color: blue. I liked how the lunar module used gold foil, and Apollo the Greek god was the Sun deity; gold often used to represent the Sun. But I'm not feeling as the beneficiary when I pay a shit ton for medicine or a specific item because it's patented, even though NSF or NIH funded the research. Indoor, it's not quite as vibrant. But at any given instant in time, we can say “the molecule is in this state, so what function does it apply to inbound photons now.”. Same reason the company i work for owns any code I write while I'm on the clock. >Is there a good way of finding out if a monitor, or even an entire color space, can contain this color? So you're trying to figure out how our tastebuds work, in response to a novel stimulus. >Patent rights exist because they benefit the public.

I don't think that the question of who does the initial funding is necessarily as important. the taxpayers) whose money gave rise to the invention in the first place.

At the end of the protected time period, the invention described by the patent is available for the public to use.