Originally Posted by Golgo-13
That's exactly whey they should have mentioned the cure; they had been looking for Logan a year. The Wolverine takes place one year after the events of X3. That means they started looking for Logan around the time the cure was big news.
There's obviously a connection there.
The reason they probably start looking for him at that point and not sooner was because Yashida probably feared that he may loose the chance to get Logans powers because Yashida, at that point had no idea, if Logan had taken the cure or not and was scared he may have lost the opportunity to acquire his life long ambition of achieving immortality.
His search for Logan at that point was probably spurred on by the wide spread media coverage of mutants becoming human, thanks to the cure.
It has nothing to do with anything. Yashida was dying, they were looking for Logan because they'd found a way to extract his healing factor, and Yashida assumed Logan would be willing to give it up.
Whether their search was spurred on by the creation of the cure or not doesn't have any bearing on the events of the film. It's irrelevant to the story, and there was no reason to bring it up. The cure had nothing to do with what they ultimately wanted to do, or anything that happens for the rest of the film.