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Venable LLP | USA | 17 Dec 2012

Supreme Court to consider whether (isolated) human genes are patentable

On November 30, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide a case presenting the seemingly simple, but legally complex, question, “Are human genes patentable?”

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Venable LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2011

Federal Circuit finds DNA molecules patentable in widely publicized Myriad gene patent dispute

In a July 29, 2011 opinion authored by Judge Lourie for the majority, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held in the Myriad gene patenting case that composition claims directed to "isolated" DNA molecules are patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.

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