Myriad Genetics: The Supreme Court Rules That Isolated DNA Is Not Patent Eligible

by Amy DeCloux Ph.D. and Kathleen M. Williams Ph.D. The court's long-anticipated decision in Association of Molecular Pathology. v. Myriad Genetics Inc unanimously supported the premise that a gene in its isolated form cannot be the subject of a U.S. patent. Excerpt: "The very first...

Kenyon & Kenyon: Consumer Watchdog v. WARF Stem Cell Case Could Test Myriad’s Reach

by Maria Luisa Palmese and Deborah A. Somerville On July 2, 2013, Consumer Watchdog (formerly The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights) asked the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to apply the product of nature analysis from Association for Molecular Pathology, et. al. v. Myriad Genetics...