Efthimios Parasidis

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ideas bars the patenting of a claim that is too broad because its scope is defined only by an abstract idea. For example, in O’Reilly v. Morse, Morse’s famous claim eight impermissibly sought to privatize all “use of . . . electro-magnetism, however developed for marking or printing intelligible characters, signs, or letters, at any distances.” 56 U.S. (15(More)
The "all-natural" label is used extensively in the United States. At many point-of-purchase locations, employed servers provide food samples and call out specific label information to influence consumers' purchase decisions. Despite these ubiquitous practices, it is unclear what information is conveyed to consumers by the all-natural label or how it impacts(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relation of vaccine refusal and medical neglect under child welfare laws. METHODS We used the Westlaw legal database to search court opinions from 1905 to 2016 and identified cases in which vaccine refusal was the sole or a primary reason in a neglect proceeding. We also delineated if religious or philosophical exemptions from(More)
The US federal research regulations prohibit informed consent, whether written or oral, from including provisions in which human subjects waive or appear to waive legal rights. We argue that policies that prevent human subjects from waiving legal rights in research can be ethically justified under the rationale of group, soft paternalism. These policies(More)
Vaccine-hesitant parents are often portrayed as misinformed dilettantes clinging to unscientific Internet chatter and a debunked study that linked the MMR vaccine and autism. While this depiction may be an accurate portrayal of a small (but vocal) subset, scholars have unearthed a more complex picture that casts vaccine hesitancy in the context of broader(More)
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