Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson, Found Animals Foundation, Forbes billionaire, 20 Million Minds, Alya

Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson, Found Animals Foundation, Forbes billionaire, 20 Million Minds, Alya
Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson, Found Animals Foundation, Forbes billionaire, 20 Million Minds, Alya

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dr. Gary Michelson's "Michelson Prize," not really a prize at all

As soon as I heard about Dr. Gary Michelson's Prize of $75,000,000 in 2008, I submitted my entry. I'd been studying permanent and temporary animal sterilization for years. I concentrated my research on the main causes of infertility/sterility, intentional and unintentional. These drugs came from that research. These drugs already exist and have been approved by the FDA. These drugs are owned by other companies. You can legally and effectively sterilize cats and dogs right now with these drugs used off label. Off-label use of human drugs for animals is approved. In fact they already tested them on animals, i.e. rats, rabbits, cats and dogs in order to be approved for human use. We already know the dose that will make rats, bunnies, cats and dogs permanently sterile.

When Dr. Gary Michelson initially offered the Prize it was for a drug that could permanently sterilize male, female, cats and dogs with one dose. That was it. I have a copy of the initial prize offering saved. 

Dr. Gary Michelson
After others and I submitted our ideas he changed things. First, he stated he owned all prize entries. That means everyone gave him their ideas for free. Second, he will only give the prize if the NEW drug can be patented so he can sell it for profit. 

He has drugs that will permanently sterilize animals but he doesn't want to use them. If he cared about animals, sterilizing them would be the most important thing. Why does he have to own the drug and sell it for profit? I could offer a prize of $1 billion dollars to anyone who can give me a chemical which can turn dog shit into gold. Obviously the value of such a chemical would be worth more than the prize money. This is basically what Dr. Gary Michelson has done with this prize. 

Below is my entry in email format. I sent a longer more detailed one in paper format. I offered him five drugs.

From: mmmaryinla@aol.com [mailto:mmmaryinla@aol.com] Sent: 2009 
To: MichelsonPrize Subject: Entry for Michelson Prize and grant

I have submitted three entries which are one shot injections which cause permanent sterility in cats/dogs. They are currently FDA approved and legal to use off-label with cats/dogs. I have submitted two others which are legal to use in research. I would need to test these chemicals only to determine the amount at which they will cause permanent sterility in cats/dogs.


Single dose substance given to male and female cats and dogs to cause permanent sterilization 

1. LUPRON Lupron is a synthetic hormone. When it is administered, the body stops producing testosterone hormones in males and estrogen hormones in females. Lupron is used in the treatment of prostate cancer in men, early puberty in children, anemia (due to uterine fibroid tumors) in women and ovarian or breast cancer in women. It is generally given to humans in a series of three shots to keep a lower amount of the drug in the system so as not to cause permanent sterility. If given in a single more concentrated injection, it will cause permanent sterility. Already approved by FDA. Can currently be used off -label for animals. 

Research has been done on male mice, rats and dogs with indenopyridine. In low dosages it causes reversible sterility. In higher dosages the sterility is permanent.

A single oral dose of DL-6-(N--pipecolinomethyl)-5-hydroxy-indane maleate caused subnormal fertility in the male rat. Sterility ensued from the 5th week and persisted to the termination of the experiment 20 weeks after dosing. 

Testosterone injected into the neonatal female rat, and leading to sterility and ovarian malfunction, does not act at the level of the anterior pituitary, which retains the ability to function normally. It is considered that it may act upon the central nervous system to cause a disturbance of the gonadotrophin-releasing mechanism. Currently FDA approved, can be used off-label for animals.

Depoprovera causes three months of s terility in human females. Given in low dosages it causes tempor ary sterility in males. Currently used as "chemical castration." Given in higher dosages to female and male animals causes permanent sterility. Currently FDA approved, can be used off-label for animals.

Permanent sterility was noted in research use of these already approved drugs. They were the unintended effects of drugs meant to cause temporary sterility in humans. Researchers tested higher levels of the drugs in order to find the correct dosage to cause temporary sterility in humans. More research is needed on the effect of these drugs on cats and dogs as permanent sterilants. The research could be funded by a grant from the Found Animals Foundation. Let me know if you need more information.

Contact: Mary Cummins 645 W. 9th St. #110-140 Los Angeles, CA 90015 

After I sent in my entry Dr. Gary Michelson notified me that the drug has to be new and he has to be able to patent it and sell it for profit. A lawyer said I could have sued him for changing the rules but I passed. Lawyers who have sued him and won said he and his lawyers are unethical and ruthless.

But that's not the end of the story, not by a long shot. After I submitted these drugs Dr. Gary Michelson sends out news June 2010 stating he's going to be developing drugs in house. He hired researchers. He basically stated his team of researchers is going to try to knock off the drugs I gave him so he can patent and sell them. They were the exact same family of drugs, i.e. gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. Lupron was one of the drugs in the family he was basically going to knock off. Another reason he wants a drug he can own is for his ego. He wants to be able to say "I made a drug that can permanently sterilize cats and dogs!" From his website.


From an article online, "Since January 2009, 33 grant proposals have been reviewed and seven of those have been recommended for funding for a total of $3.5 million. The three primary technologies represented by grant applications to date include: immunization against GnRH (a hormone that promotes testosterone release in males and the ovarian cycle in females), targeted delivery of cytotoxins to pituitary or gonadal cells, and essentially “turning off” genes that are required for reproduction."

When I heard about this I contacted the makers of Lupron Abbott and sent them Dr. Gary Michelson's press release. I told them he's probably going to try to knock off Lupron so he can own a similar patent and sell it for profit. Their main researcher at Abbott told me they were going to add "animal sterilization" as an off-label use to their patent and label so he can't knock it off. They already did the research on animals and know the exact amount that will cause permanent sterilization. I asked for a license so I could purchase it more affordably but they said no. They told me I can legally use the drug right now to permanently sterilize cats and dogs.

Dr. Gary Michelson dangles $75,000,000 in front of people so they will give him their ideas for free. He doesn't award the prize to anyone. He instead takes these free ideas and develops them in house so he can own the drug and say he made it. He doesn't even develop new drugs. He's trying to knock off existing drugs. 

Many articles have called Dr. Gary Michelson a "patent troll." From online articles "From all available information, (medical) doctor Michelson is a quintessential "patent troll" of the worst variety - not producing anything other than "paper patents" and extorting huge sums of money from poor large manufacturers of real goodies...
Go figure..."

He basically knocks off other people's patents by making one tiny obvious change then he patents that. Then he can sell the patent or let people use it then sue them for patent infringement. The articles are online. This is basically how he made his money.

In the article below Dr. Gary Michelson supposedly wrote this letter. I doubt it because Dr. Gary Michelson has never written anything. I think someone else wrote it and he just signed it. I would think Dr. Gary Michelson is smart enough to know the letter makes him sound like an idiot, i.e. "our patent system is great as it is. It must therefore be reformed." Doesn't make any sense. His analogy about patents creating jobs is also seriously flawed, i.e. "the invention of the word processor probably replaced 19 typing positions." Jobs were lost, not gained.

If anyone has a drug that will turn dog shit (or for that matter cat shit) into gold, I will give you the Cummins Prize of $75,000,000. I'm serious ;-)

*I originally posted this information in 2009. I just reposted it and updated it. I have the original PR where Found Animals Foundation states they are doing in-house research into a Lupron-like drug. I also have print outs of the original website and prize offering besides the email I received stating that it has to be a new drug they can patent.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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