Navigation Links
Three Blockbuster Patent Cases at the Supreme Court This Term
Date:1/17/2013

(PRWEB) January 18, 2013

Patent law isn’t often a subject that gets most people talking. But this year, three patent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court could impact people at the most basic levels and have important consequences for the future of food and medicine here and abroad.

The controversial cases involve ownership of isolated genes, the cost and availability of prescription drugs as well as the seeds used in almost everything we eat, according to Intellectual Property Law Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

In the case Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (132.S.Ct.1794 (2012)), the Court will determine if human genes are patentable. Earlier the Federal Circuit, the nation’s appellate court for patent cases, had concluded that DNA molecules used in breast cancer testing and screening could be patented.

“This case invokes strong emotions on both sides. The broad argument against allowing such patents is that it gives companies a monopoly over a basic element of the human body,” Lim said.

As a practical matter, the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the plaintiffs, maintains that allowing such patents would inhibit affordable access to medical care and research. Myriad, the molecular diagnostic company owing the patents, spent $500 million over 17 years to develop its tests.

“Myriad has warned that without patent protection, investment in personalized medicine would be chilled, since patient therapies depend on such tests. Its patents protect molecules isolated from the human body,” Lim noted.

“I believe the Supreme Court will approach its decision fully aware that adequate patent protection is an exi
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Alpha Source, Inc. Makes Third Straight Inc. 5000 List with Three-Year Sales Growth of 53%
2. RiboMed Receives Three Additional Patents for Disease Diagnostics Methods
3. RiboMed Receives Three Additional Patents for Disease Diagnostics Methods
4. Three Hertz Foundation Fellows Receive Presidential Honors; Leaders in Applied Physical, Biological and Engineering Sciences
5. Seahorse Bioscience Ranks No. 1600 on the Inc. 500
6. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for 2012 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 183%
7. Origin Agritech Limited Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Financial Results For Three Months Ended June 30, 2012
8. Aviir Laboratories Announce National Agreement with Three Rivers Provider Network
9. deCODE Genetics, in Collaboration with Academic Colleagues, Discovers Three Variants in the Sequence of the Human Genome that Affect the Risk of Thyroid Cancer
10. Wysebridge Patent Bar Review Announces the Launch of News Blog
11. Perils of the Patent Bar Exam: In the Midst of Change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... ... The 2015 Epigenomics & Metabolomics Meeting in Boston was an ... to share the first report on progress with its crowdsourcing campaign designed to evaluate ... cells. , With a name like “H2A.Z asymmetry,” the new biomarker would require detailed ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... ... August 25, 2015 , ... ... tissue lesions are cancerous is described by University of Illinois researchers in the ... optics and photonics. , In “ Breast cancer diagnosis using spatial light interference ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... , Aug. 25, 2015 Human Longevity, Inc. ... A. Winham has joined the company as Chief Operating ... sciences, medical operations and technical experience, will report directly to ... In this new role as COO, Winham will be ... operations as well as all facility operations. HLI currently has ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 25, ... ... developer of build-to-order, independent blade-based and rackmount computing infrastructure, today announced the ... rackmount offering, the RM1630DX. The latest system boasts two distinct, individually sledded ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 4New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 2New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 3New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 4Human Longevity, Inc. Hires Life Sciences Leader, Mark Winham, as Chief Operating Officer 2Cirrascale® Announces Next Generation High Density, Two-in-One GPU Rackmount Offering Perfect for High Performance Remote Workstations 2Cirrascale® Announces Next Generation High Density, Two-in-One GPU Rackmount Offering Perfect for High Performance Remote Workstations 3
... MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTC BB: MDXG), an integrated ... announced today that it will present at the Noble ... Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Parker H. "Pete" ... COO, Michael J. Senken, Chief Financial Officer and John ...
... May 9, 2011 Following a rigorous 3-Phase ... (AE) have been recommended 1st for state research ... component of the Board of Regents Support Fund ... proposal to develop breakthrough technology for harvesting microalgae ...
... Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a ... that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared ... the previously announced acquisition of TomoTherapy Incorporated (Nasdaq: TOMO). ... first be mailed to TomoTherapy shareholders on or about ...
Cached Biology Technology:LSU-AgCenter and Aquatic Energy Recommended for Clean Technology Grant 2LSU-AgCenter and Aquatic Energy Recommended for Clean Technology Grant 3SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 2SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 3SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 4
(Date:8/26/2015)... August 26, 2015 The report "Multi-Factor ... Five Factor), Application (Travel & Immigration, Government, Banking, Defense, ... Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, Multi-Factor Authentication Market ... growing at a CAGR of 17.7% between 2015 and ... F igures spread through 169 P ...
(Date:8/24/2015)... Aug. 24, 2015  Based on its recent analysis of ... the 2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award. DERMALOG ... commercial success in Africa . It has ... it has implemented one of the largest biometric mass applications ... as the Central Bank of Nigeria ...
(Date:8/20/2015)... CT ., Aug. 20, 2015 NXT-ID, ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... announces it has joined The Smart Card Alliance and ... Smart Card Alliance and the Smart Card Alliance Latin ... visibility to industry peers and thought leaders promoting adoption ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 2Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 3Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 5Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 4Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 5Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 6NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 2NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 3NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 4
... risks from the use of nanomaterials will be explored ... project supported by a $400,000 grant from the U.S.Department ... Nanomaterials are becoming more prevalent in our lives each ... less than one one-thousandth the width of a human ...
... on June 13, 2008, Singapore scientists at the ... of Singapore (NUS) unveil an atlas that showing the ... factors) that are critical for maintaining the embryonic stem ... sequencing technology, the scientists discovered over 3,000 hotspots. These ...
... sources, like oil, have become hostages to a weakening ... renewable energy new technology that bridges scientific disciplines ... taken a big step toward making renewable energy a ... energy last month, Tel Aviv University announced it will ...
Cached Biology News:Growing use of nanomaterials spurs research to investigate possible downsides 2Growing use of nanomaterials spurs research to investigate possible downsides 3Wealth of genomic hotspots discovered in embryonic stem cells 2TAU announces new 'supercenter' for renewable energy 2TAU announces new 'supercenter' for renewable energy 3