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Gene patent ruling rocks biotech community

Eileen McDermott, New York


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

Judge Robert Sweet of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Monday in a 152-page decision (Association for Molecular Pathology et al v USPTO and Myriad Genetics) that US patent numbers 5,747,282; 5,693,473; 5,837,492; 5,709,999;...


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