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