Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DNA Patentability

This will be all over the news very quickly. A judge in the Southern District of New York has overturned patent law and declared that DNA cannot be patented. This was a crazy lawsuit brought by the ACLU that sought to have DNA/gene patents declared unconstitutional.

I can safely state that the case will be appealed and overturned. (Patent cases are appealed to a special court, the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit, that was set up to provide expertise and uniformity in patent cases.) I suspect that the Supreme Court won't even grant the case a hearing after that.

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