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Legal News
26 Sep 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) [advocacy websites] on Tuesday asked [cert. petition, PDF; press release] the US Supreme Court [official website] to review the validity of patents on two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers owned by a Utah company, Myriad … [read more]


Legal News
17 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] for the second time in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office (AMP) that a Utah company does have valid patents on two genes associated with breast and ovarian … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Friday heard arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office (AMP), an ongoing case that challenged a Utah company's patent on two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers. The three-judge panel is … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a brief [text, PDF] with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Friday in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office, an ongoing case challenging a Utah company's … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2011
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) [advocacy websites] on Wednesday asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to overturn a recent federal appeals court decision that upheld gene patents. The June decision [JURIST report] by the US Court of Appeals … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled 2-1 [opinion, PDF] that patents held on two genes linked to hereditary ovarian and breast cancer are valid. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) [advocacy websites] originally filed [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that patents held on two genes linked to hereditary ovarian and breast cancer are invalid. The ruling was in response to a suit filed [JURIST report] by the American … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2009
by David Manes

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday denied [opinion, PDF] a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging patents on human genes, allowing the case to proceed. The suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and … [read more]

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