The main section of the executive order provides that the government shall obtain all rights to any invention made by an employee if any one of the following conditions applies: the invention is made during working hours; the invention is made using either government facilities, equipment, etc., or is made with the help of another government employee who is on official duty; or the invention relates to the official duties of the inventor.
So what did Dr Schinazi do in 2007-2010, what facilities were being used and what were his "official duties"?
This document indicates he was employed by the VA as a research chemist and did indeed make the invention in relation to "the official duties of the inventor" (on government time, in a government lab)
The research presented in this dissertation was performed in the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology (LOBP) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Emory University. LOBP is a drug discovery and preclinical drug development laboratory directed by Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi.
Developed in the 1/8 non government time. This is fantasy, fiction, and BS.
Developed on the government ticket. Owned by the US government.
Brilliant, breakthrough and stellar but not done independently.
I am old enough to remember the Vietnam war. I was in the US in the early 70's and I remember those guys coming back from that filthy war (aren't they all?). Some of them were all messed up, in all kinds of ways. I still have fond memories of some that I met. I'd like to think that the ones that are still around could all get immediate access to the meds that they need. It's now late in the day but after all that they went through I think it is time for them to catch a break,
During the meeting, one of the members of Congress talked about how the meds cost very little in other countries and then asked why can't they just give Veterans a first class ticket to one of the places that had cheap meds. He said, " it would be cheaper, we should look into that"