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do you own the physical & chemical activities in your body

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 05th, 2014 on Intellectual Property - Connecticut
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in a hypothetical situation does a person own the information gathered from the activities of their internal organs if it were possible to record those actions and a derivative of that info lead's to technological advance's and medical advances if there is no contractual agreement in place, and also if collector is not preferred partner.
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Answered on Mar 06th, 2014 at 1:08 PM

You cannot patent or trademark or copyright what occurs in your body. Through medical privacy laws, there is some ownership of what happens in your body, in the aspect that you can control the dissemination of that activity. If you choose to disseminate it and it leads to technological advances, you do not have any authorship in the advances by contributing your body's information so you would not have any ownership absent a contract.

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