How to protect ideas

The bright ideas that keep the world evolving

The birth of a Finn-Dorset lamb in 1996, marked a big step forward in scientific developments globally.

This animal was no ordinary sheep but became known as Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

Scientists Sir Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell were the ones who developed the cloning process and published patents on it in January 2000. This intellectual property allowed them to have the right to prevent anyone else from using their process for a period of time.

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