Many BDSC stocks contain patented components. The most common of these are listed below, but this list is not exhaustive. Patent owners permit unrestricted use of their materials for nonprofit research only. It is the recipient's responsibility to obtain any necessary licenses from the patent holder for commercial work with these stocks.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) offers a searchable full-text database of U.S. patents issued since January 1, 1976. Use the PTO search page to find many patents related to Drosophila. FlyBase also includes Drosophila patents in its references, but only the citation is available from FlyBase.
Report of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group on Research Tools