Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'ACLU'

Basic discoveries, health products/services-more on the Myriad gene patents

The U.S. government recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) challenging patents on human genes. The government agreed with [their] stance that isolated DNA is not patentable. (1) Specifically,...

BRCA1/2 patents ruled invalid in PUBPAT/ACLU lawsuit

3/29/10 From PUBPAT: Judge Robert Sweet issued his opinion holding all of the challenged patents invalid. (1) The lawsuit, Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al., was filed on 5/12/09, in the...

ACLU + PUBPAT lawsuit: 'Gene Patents Stifle Patient Access To Medical Care And Critical Research'

5/12/09 The Public Patent Foundation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (PUBPAT) website news (1), (2), reports that ACLU and PUBPAT filed a lawsuit charging that patents on 2 human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer stifle...

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