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Gene patents

  • Will the Supreme Court rule on gene patents?

    December 12, 2011

    The Association for Molecular Pathology has asked the US Supreme Court to consider whether isolated DNA sequences are patentable under US law

  • Gene patents safe down under

    November 25, 2011

    The Australian government has rejected a ban on gene patents but proposed adding an ethical test to the Patents Act that could cause IP owners some headaches

  • Gene patents ban rejected in Australia

    September 27, 2011

    An Australian Senate Committee had just one recommendation at the end of an exhaustive report into a Bill to ban gene patents: do not pass this Bill

  • Four answers to the DNA patent problem

    August 17, 2011

    There is a “profound tension” between exploiting biomarker patents and routine infringement of IP in laboratories, according to a report published this month

  • Australian Bill would ban gene patents

    December 06, 2010

    A Bill introduced into the Australian Senate that would rule out patents on human genes and biological materials has been strongly criticised by patent practitioners

  • Committee slams gene patents

    December 06, 2010

    An Australian Senate Committee has published a report that criticises gene patents but stops short of recommending an outright ban

  • Gene patents in Australia – let’s shoot the lawyers

    June 14, 2010

    An Australian Senate inquiry that could recommend rewriting the country’s Patent Act to outlaw gene patents could pose a bigger threat to biotech companies than last week’s lawsuit filed in the Federal Court

  • Gene patents under attack in Australia

    June 11, 2010

    The controversy over gene patents moved to Australia this week, with the launch of litigation to invalidate a patent related to a test for breast cancer

  • Leading scientist criticises gene patents

    June 11, 2010

    A leading genetic researcher and outspoken critic of gene patenting last month repeated his concerns about the role of IP rights in science

  • Gene patent ruling rocks biotech community

    May 01, 2010

    A US district court has invalidated seven patents on human genes, in part based on the Federal Circuit's ruling in In re Bilski

  • Patent leaders weigh in on gene patents at BIO

    May 06, 2010

    The Myriad gene patent case was the highlight of the IP law sessions held at the 2010 BIO International Convention in Chicago this week

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