Patently Ours? Constitutional Challenges to DNA Patents

By Vincent Y. Ling* *J.D. and Masters of Bioethics Candidate, 2012, University of Pennsylvania. Excerpt from Patently Ours? Constitutional Challenges to DNA Patents , 14 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 813 (February, 2012) Introduction The controversy surrounding patenting deoxyribonucleic acid ("DNA"...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: Inventions In Unpredictable Fields -- Not Always Unobvious

On Sept. 21, 2012, a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit in In re Droge (2011-1600) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] held that the claims in U.S. patent application serial no. 10/082,772 (the '772 application"), directed to a method of recombining DNA in eukaryotic...