I was advised by someone, that I should get a patent for my research on the effects of a chemical on cells that are affected by a toxic protein.
I searched on PubMed and Google patents, patents that were using the chemical that I am using in biological applications.
How far does one's research have to be from that of the patent to get a patent? (Hope that makes sense). Is it as simple as quantifying some other independent variable?
Ex: If my research is the effects of chemical X on HEK-293 Cells and Reactive Oxygen Species, but a patent on chemical X has research on the effect of chemical X on SH-5Y5 cells and ROS.
If you could add more info about bio-med patents that would be great!