Researcher Backtracks from Patent Claims


Senior Researcher at the Scientific Research Council, SRC, Dr. Lawrence Williams, is apologizing and withdrawing his controversial claim that he has a multi-million dollar anti-cancer patent from the United States Patent Office.

Earlier this year, Dr. Williams said he rejected an $11-billion offer for the patent to his unique cancer treatment research.

Dr. Williams has reportedly faced backlash from members of the scientific research council and the wider scientific fraternity, who’ve questioned the credibility of his claim.

He says the truth is that a final decision on the patent is expected in October this year.

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In June, a Jamaican scientist residing in the US, Dr. Richard Parkinson, questioned the credibility of Dr. Williams’ claim of being offered JMD$11-billion for the patent.

Dr. Parkinson argued that checks indicated that Dr. Williams’ claims were untrue.

Dr. Williams says the SRC has spoken to him about the matter.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

2 thoughts on “Researcher Backtracks from Patent Claims

  1. Allison Dreyfuss

    and what would have made him lie on such an important matter which could be so easily checked???

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