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Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound, the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound.
(A) same as original
(B) That a manufacturer has secured a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds do not bar competitors from producing similar chemicals and having at least one important difference from the patented compound
(C) A patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like the patented compound, as long as the two differ structurally in at least one way
(D) When securing a patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds, competitors are not barred from the production of chemicals such as the patented compound, provided that there is at least one structural difference
(E) Even if a manufacturer secures a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds, this does not bar competitors from the production of a chemical such as the patented compound, but having at least one structural difference from it

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23 Apr 2012, 23:01
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(A) Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound, the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound.
(B) That a manufacturer has secured a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds do not bar competitors from producing similar chemicals and having at least one important difference from the patented compound
(C) A patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like the patented compound, as long as the two differ structurally in at least one way
(D) When securing a patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds, competitors are not barred from the production of chemicals such as the patented compound, provided that there is at least one structural difference
(E) Even if a manufacturer secures a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds, this does not bar competitors from the production of a chemical such as the patented compound, but having at least one structural difference from it

hence C
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23 Apr 2012, 23:30
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Yes OA is C.
For mentioned reasons and also for other reasons such as:
A is wrong: because is a wrong conjunction.
B is wrong : subject verb agreement issue, that noun clause is singular and the verb used is "do not"
D is wrong : The modifier "when securing..."modifies competitors and alters meaning.
E is wrong : The use of pronoun "this" is incorrect.
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23 Apr 2012, 23:32
C or D.

But I do not like C because of "two" and D because of "such as".

What is OA?
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24 Apr 2012, 07:37
I will try to use 'Clarity' to attack this question.

(A) Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound, the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound.
Because a manufacturer does X, X does not...sounds in correct, since the first one is a dependent clause. It should be "Because a manufacturer does X, it (manufacturer) does not.... Also there are pronoun issues 'chemicals like IT', and 'THOSE chemicals'.
(B) That a manufacturer has secured a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds do not bar competitors from producing similar chemicals and having at least one important difference from the patented compound
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(C) A patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like the patented compound, as long as the two differ structurally in at least one way
(D) When securing a patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds, competitors are not barred from the production of chemicals such as the patented compound, provided that there is at least one structural difference
This states an action, "when securing a patent". An action of the manufacturer does not bar competitors, but it's the result of the action that bars competitors.
(E) Even if a manufacturer secures a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds, this does not bar competitors from the production of a chemical such as the patented compound, but having at least one structural difference from it
Pronoun issue

Let me know what you make of this.
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24 Apr 2012, 15:38
harshap wrote:
Yes OA is C.
For mentioned reasons and also for other reasons such as:
A is wrong: because is a wrong conjunction.
B is wrong : subject verb agreement issue, that noun clause is singular and the verb used is "do not"
D is wrong : The modifier "when securing..."modifies competitors and alters meaning.
E is wrong : The use of pronoun "this" is incorrect.

hi Harshap. confused on this one. thought A was the right answer despite the 'because' at the starting because of the intented meaning which was:

Patents are granted on pharma.. compounds and not on chemicals. hence a manufacturer holding a patent cannot bar a competitor if the competitor can prove that his/her chemical has atleast one structural difference.

on the looks of it, i had eliminated C and D because of the possessive i.e., manufacturer's ph...compound that i felt restructured the meaning differently.

B - felt awkward E - such that is incorrectly used.

so i guess question is why C and not A?
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24 Apr 2012, 15:55
The sentence construction is such that, it tries to explain the limitation of patent protection. Author says, the manufacturer secures patent, but patent does not bar...i.e. because manufacturer does X, X does not
the construction is not as you deciphered , because manufacturer does x, manufacturer does not....
the patent can not bar something (patent limitation), is not a result of manufacturer's securing patent.

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24 Apr 2012, 16:17
harshap wrote:
The sentence construction is such that, it tries to explain the limitation of patent protection. Author says, the manufacturer secures patent, but patent does not bar...i.e. because manufacturer does X, X does not
the construction is not as you deciphered , because manufacturer does x, manufacturer does not....
the patent can not bar something (patent limitation), is not a result of manufacturer's securing patent.

Hope this helps.

Hi harshap, afraid I don't follow. Having a patent clearly bars competitors from using the same chemicals. Though I understand now why C could be correct, I feel that A is wrong now because the statement would have been better if it started with "Just because..." Instead of "Because..."

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i am not sure of OA here ; isnt like only used for comparison purposes
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18 Mar 2016, 21:19
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i am not sure of OA here ; isnt like only used for comparison purposes

Here "Like" is used to show the similarity.

We can directly eliminate D and E for the usage of "Such As" which is used to express examples.
We are saying a contrast here. Although we got a patent, patent does not bar the production of similar element. Hence the usage of because is wrong here. Eliminate A.
B is having subject verb agreement error. Hence C stands.

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18 Mar 2016, 22:26
rohitkumar77 wrote:
i am not sure of OA here ; isnt like only used for comparison purposes

Hi,

You are correct when you say LIKE is used for comparisions..
It is doing exactly the same thing.

'Patented compound' is not a example of CHEMICAL..
But the meaning conveyed is that a chemical similar to the Patented compound can be produced given that the two are structually different in some way.

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17 May 2016, 08:06
Got this after some struggle , can you specify the source ?
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