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­­The U.S. Government’s View on Gene Patentability Likely Changed By Harry Zhou — Edited by Matt Gelfand Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae Supporting Neither Party, Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, No. 10-1406 (Fed. Cir.) Brief hosted by the New York Times On October 29, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the Federal Circuit in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, No. 10-1406. In its brief, the ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 12 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
DC District Court Orders a Halt to Federally Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research By Jessica Palmer – Edited by Ryan Ward Sherley v. Sebelius, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86441 (D.D.C. August 23, 2010) Memorandum Opinion On August 23, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s July 2009 guidelines for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Judge Royce Lamberth held that “because the Guidelines ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 6 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Court Invalidates Gene Patent By Elizabeth Akerman – Edited By Davis Doherty Assn. for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. USPTO, et al. Case no. 09-CV-4514 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 29, 2010) Slip Opinion (hosted by PatentlyO) The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York held the patents issued to Myriad Genetics for isolated versions of two human genes to be “directed to a law of nature,” and therefore invalid pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 101. Judge Sweet granted ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 3 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Natalie Ram Editorial Policy A full version of this article, published in the Fall 2009 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, is available here. Today, more than 300 million tissue samples from more than 178 million individuals are stored in the United States, and this number has been growing by more than 20 million samples every year. Through genetic analysis, researchers hope to identify disease-related and other genes and to measure the frequency of such genes’ ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 4 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Constitutional Challenge to Gene Patents Survives Motion to Dismiss By Davis Doherty – Edited by Jad Mills Assn. for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. USPTO, et al., Case no. 09-CV-4514 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 2, 2009) Slip Opinion (hosted by Patent Baristas) The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claim that patents on a human gene violate the First Amendment and Article I of the Constitution for jurisdictional issues, lack of standing, ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 10 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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