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CAP Joins Landmark Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Myriad Genetics Gene Patents
Date:5/13/2009

The College of American Pathologists today joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Myriad Genetics, challenging the legality of Myriad's patents for the genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are indicators for hereditary predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) May 13, 2009 -- The College of American Pathologists today joined a lawsuit (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 1:09-CV-4515) against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Myriad Genetics, challenging the legality of Myriad's patents for the genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are indicators for hereditary predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer.

According to CAP, as a result of these patents, patients have been adversely affected because Myriad restricts most laboratories from providing full gene testing, requiring patients and their physicians to rely solely on Myriad to provide the test.

"As medical specialists in the diagnosis of disease, pathologists have a keen interest in ensuring that gene patents do not restrict the ability of physicians to provide quality diagnostic services to the patients they serve," said CAP spokesperson, Dr. Jeffrey A. Kant MD PhD, immediate past Chair of CAP/ACMG Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Resource Committee and Professor of Pathology and Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

"When patents are granted, a single-lab only is authorized to do the test unless the test is licensed to other labs. In these cases, high licensing fees can be so prohibitive they prevent physicians and other laboratories from providing diagnostic services or developing improved tests," Kant said.

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