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AIPLA President’s blog: Angelina Jolie, breast cancer and Myriad

The New York Times on Tuesday May 14 contained an op-ed by Angelina Jolie, the actress and director. In it she discloses that she has a family history of breast cancer and that she decided to have a double mastectomy before cancer developed. I have written about this as a patent issue in the past, talking about the Myriad case before the United States Supreme Court, but Ms Jolie’s op-ed puts a personal and familiar face to the problem of genetic issues and patent protection.

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