From Wired News:
A Patent That Owns Humans?. A patent watchdog group discovers that the University of Missouri holds a U.S. patent not only on cloning technology, but on any product of the process — including, potentially, a human being. By Kristen Philipkoski.
Some lawywers say that the patent covers the process, not the product of the process. But it’s not like this has been tested in court or anything.