Naturally Occurring Human Genes Not Patentable - Myriad Loses

Posted by Ridcully on Jun 14, 2013 5:27 AM EDT
Groklaw; By Pamela Jones
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Here it is! The opinion in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. striking down patents on naturally occurring human genes, even if they've been isolated. It was unanimous! From the opinion:

Myriad did not create anything. To be sure, it found an important and useful gene, but separating that gene from its surrounding genetic material is not an act of invention.

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