Myriad Genetics: The Supreme Court Rules That Isolated DNA Is Not Patent Eligible (PDF)
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The court's long-anticipated decision in Association of Molecular Pathology. v. Myriad Genetics Inc unanimously supported the premise that a gene in its isolated form cannot be the subject of a U.S. patent.
Dr. Amy DeCloux is an associate at Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP is an associate whose practice focuses on the prosecution of patents in the fields of immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical formulations, diagnostics, and medical devices. She also assists in the preparation of patentability, infringement and freedom-to-operate analyses, as well as performing IP diligence for corporate transactions. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has argued before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences at the USPTO.
Dr. Kathleen M. Williams is an intellectual property attorney at Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP who specializes in complex legal issues surrounding the protection of discoveries in the life sciences. Her technology focus spans biology, chemistry, and materials sciences; molecular biology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and devices in the areas of biotech, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, diagnostics, nanotechnologies, bio-energy, cleantech and medicine.
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