Director of the Institute of Human Virology, Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus, poses in the Medical Biotechnology Center in Baltimore in this May 24, 2001, file photo. With HIV infections predicted to jump tenfold in China over the next five years without swift intervention, Chinese health officials plan to announce a partnership Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, with the institute covering collaboration on research and trials and technical assistance. (AP Photo/Gail Burton).
In April 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo filed a United States application for his invention, the HIV/AIDS Virus. Normally, when a patent is filed and approved, as Dr. Gallo’s was, anyone who uses the product or invention owes a royalty payment to the artificer. Thus, holding the intellectual property laws to their fullest interpretations, one must solely marvel why Dr. Gallo has yet to file a proceedings seeking to recover damages from the usage of his invention? As odd as this state of affairs could sound, it bears need for extra scrutiny.
The scientific evidence is complete and compelling, the AIDS Virus is a designer bi-product of the U.S. Special Virus program. The Special Virus program was a federal virus development program that persisted in the U.S from 1962 until 1978…