Scientific Priority

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A general term referring to work that is seminal in a particular area and regarded as a major advancement, such as the discovery of the double helix as the structure of DNA
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Much of Leibniz's least years were taken up with the priority dispute over the invention of the calculus.
Thus, in a priority dispute between a senior common law user and a second-in-time user, the senior common law user will prevail.
Most of his grand projects were not completed, George I declined to invite him to England, and the calculus priority dispute escalated in accusations of plagiarism, though it also gave rise to the penetrating correspondence between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke.
In response to Tycho's recurrent conviction of "paranoid secretiveness" (238) in his priority dispute with Nicolaus Raimarus Ursus, for example, Mosley rightly reinterprets Tycho's case in terms of entitlement, that is, in terms of which individuals were entitled to reveal Tycho's innovations to others and within what constraints he could claim their authorship.
Earlier this year, following a court-ordered mediation that resulted in an agreement between Genentech and Celltech to settle the priority dispute, the court determined that Genentech was entitled as a matter of law to priority over Celltech, and accordingly, that Genentech should be awarded the patent on the invention.
As a result of this payment priority dispute, no principal payments had been made to noteholders since the August 2003 distribution date.
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