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Australia’s Full Federal Court rules on Myriad patent

Peter Leung, Hong Kong


In a decision that directly addresses the US Supreme Court’s Myriad decision last year, Australia’s Full Federal Court held that Myriad’s patent for an isolated gene is patentable

The patent at the centre of the dispute (Australian patent 686004, held by Myriad Genetics) covers the isolated BRCA1 gene. Cancer Voices Australia challenged the validity of the patent, arguing that the isolated molecules were not materially different from the...


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