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FDA orders 23andme to stop selling DNA tests

USA - December 12 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter in late November 2013 to 23andMe, Inc., the company that marketed a home "Saliva…

Debra S. Dunne, John D. Garretson, Chris A. Johnson, Madeleine M. McDonough

Court orders dispute over 23andMe DNA test kits to arbitration

USA - July 17 2014 A multidistrict litigation court in California has ordered false-advertising, class-action claims filed against personal genetics company 23andMe to…

Debra S. Dunne, John D. Garretson, Chris A. Johnson, Madeleine M. McDonough

IG report finds $5 million in waste and mismanagement at USPTO

USA - August 7 2014 The U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (IG) has issued a report after receiving anonymous whistleblower complaints alleging that…

Debra S. Dunne, John D. Garretson, Chris A. Johnson, Madeleine M. McDonough

Plans for Silicon Valley Patent Office shelved

USA - September 12 2013 According to news sources, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are frustrated that plans to establish a satellite U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…

Debra S. Dunne, John D. Garretson, Chris A. Johnson, Madeleine M. McDonough

Federal Circuit upholds inequitable conduct ruling; patent unenforceable

USA - October 17 2013 The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a district court did not err in finding that the inequitable conduct of the inventor of…

Debra S. Dunne, John D. Garretson, Chris A. Johnson, Madeleine M. McDonough