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  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks comments on the estimated time burdens of revisions to a currently approved information collection

Australian court finds human gene mutation to be patentable

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Australia, USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

A full panel of the Federal Court of Australia has upheld its earlier ruling that an isolated but naturally occurring nucleic acid, BRCA1, can be

New infringement lawsuit filed to protect BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2014

Myriad Genetics has brought a new infringement lawsuit against a company offering a next-generation sequencing test that analyzes the BRCA1 and BRCA2

Federal Circuit says certain human genes may be patented

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2011

In a ruling likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined that genetic discoveries may, to a certain extent, be patented

Myriad Genetics brings new BRCA1BRCA2 infringement suits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2013

Myriad Genetics now reportedly has six pending infringement lawsuits involving its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents, with Invitae Corp. and Laboratory Corp

Fractured Myriad Genetics ruling follows SCOTUS remand

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2012

Ruling that one plaintiff had standing to seek a declaratory judgment as to the patent eligibility of certain genetic discoveries, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has once again reversed in part and affirmed in part a lower court’s determination that isolated DNA molecules and methods of comparing molecules to determine whether a patient’s genes have mutations that could cause breast and ovarian cancer were not patent eligible

Genetic technologies settles infringement suit over non-DNA coding technology

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2013

Genetic Technologies Ltd. (GTG) has reportedly settled a patent infringement lawsuit filed in late 2012 against PreventionGenetics. While the terms

$10-million prize offered for accurate human genome sequencing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2011

Craig Venter, creator of rapid DNA sequencing technology, has reportedly told Scientific American that he and two partners will award $10 million to the first team that can meet “medical grade” accuracy in human genome sequencing, a factor that has been lacking since the technology was first developed in 2000

News bytes 10 January 2013

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) schedules an Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting on January 23, 2013, at its Alexandria, Virginia

Federal court upholds FTC rules on reporting certain pharma patent transfers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2014

Granting the agency's motion for summary judgment, a federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's