Thursday, November 30, 2006


New Book Reveals Trade Secrets
Genetics News Service

Michael Crichton's book "Next" claims to be fiction, but its story line reveals proprietary information of Nextgencode, a gene manipulation company.    According to Nextgencode's legal counsel Luzan Fernandez, "Crichton's book illegally details procedures and cutting edge research which is protected by Nextgencode patents.   This unauthorized publication is clearly illegal, and we intend to pursue every legal recourse in the court system."

Crichton, who has often claimed his books are based on real companies and cases, has been silent on the subject of a Nextgencode lawsuit.   Crichton's attorney, Charles Silverberg, says that his client is currently trekking in Bhutan and cannot be reached for comment.


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