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US government parts with USPTO on gene patents

Eileen McDermott, New York


In a surprise move, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has broken with the USPTO's view that isolated DNA sequences should be patent-eligible

The DOJ is one of a number of amici who have weighed in recently on Myriad Genetics' appeal in The Association of Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics - a case whose outcome could make it harder to patent certain types...


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