So it is with recent cases regarding patent-eligible subject matter. From Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (2012), to Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (2013), to Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) and other cases, the patentability of certain genetic and molecular diagnostic...
Protecting genetic resources was a heated topic of discussion during the 26th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) in Geneva, Switzerland last week.
In 2009, TIME Magazine named the National Cancer Institute’s effort to develop a national biobank housing tissue samples, tumor samples, DNA and blood one of the “Top 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now.”