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Latest Implications of US gene patent invalidation on Australia Stories

2013-06-18 23:03:27

The Supreme Court recently gave its answer of “No” to the question of whether human genes were patent-eligible subject matter. The decision relegates industry reliance on the Patent Office´s grant of more than 3,000 patents over 30 years to a footnote for Congressional action. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 The Supreme Court recently gave its answer of “No” to the question of whether human genes were patent-eligible subject matter. The decision relegates industry...

Biotech Firm Loses Supreme Court Fight To Patent Human Genes
2013-06-13 12:24:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Salt Lake City, Utah-based genetics firm has lost a battle in court to keep a patent on naturally-occurring human genes. The US Supreme Court has shot down Myriad Genetics Inc.´s bid to patent breast and ovarian cancer genes, ruling that human genes cannot be patented. The decision has immediate benefits for some cancer patients but may have long-lasting repercussions for biotechnology research. The decision, written up...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.