Posts Tagged: myriad genetics


As Predicted, Federal Circuit Rules Isolated DNA Patentable

After much anticipation, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier today issued a decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. The …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 8

Reviewing the ACLU and Myriad Oral Arguments at the CAFC

The ACLU lead plaintiffs have a real predicament relative to standing. It does not sound as if the Federal Circuit believed any single plaintiff could satisfy both …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 8

A Landmark Case: The Aftermath of Myriad Genetics

Richard M. Marsh, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Myriad Genetics is on the panel. He started off his presentation explaining that he really wants to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 18

Top 10 Patent, Innovation & IP Events of 2010

At this time of the year all typically sit back and reflect on the year that has been, spend time with family and friends, watch some football …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 9

Conflicting Positions on Gene Patents in Obama Administration

On Monday evening, November 1, 2010, David Kappos, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, told the Dow Jones news …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

BIO and AUTM Defend Patentability of DNA-Based Inventions

Like it or not, the patent system is a great motivator, and used appropriately to incentivize the type of behavior we want to encourage it is a …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 11

Department of Justice Seeks to Cripple Biotech Industry and Fundamentally Change Patent Laws

On Friday, October 29, 2010, practically on the eve of a national election that will in all certainty be an enormous rebuke of the Obama Administration and the Democrats' …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 58

News, Notes & Announcements

I am in beautiful San Diego, California today, enjoying the beach and near perfect weather. Last night I spoke at the San Diego Intellectual Property Lawyers Association …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 2

Through the Fuzzy Bilski Looking Glass: The Meaning of Patent-Eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101

So now what does SCOTUS’ ruling in Bilski “really” mean to us “mere mortals”? First, we’ve got two “wild cards” to deal with as noted above: (1) …
By Eric Guttag
11 years ago 74

Foaming at the Mouth III: And Then Came Bilski

One reason I was quite interested in Bilski was because the Supreme Court (not surprisingly) ruled that the Federal Circuit’s “machine or transformation” test was too …
By Eric Guttag
11 years ago 29

Patent Reality Check: The Hypocrisy of Duke University on Patents

There are few things in this world that irritate me more than hypocrisy. Did you know that since 1976 Duke University has had 716 issued US patents, 266 of which …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 50

Hakuna Matada, the ACLU Gene Patent Victory Will Be Short Lived

It will likely come as a surprise to many, but I really don’t think the ACLU victory in the Myriad Genetics litigation is a big deal. …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 131

Foaming at the Mouth: The Inane Ruling in the Gene Patents Case

Unfortunately, the ACLU appears to have found an “ally” in Judge Sweet, who is the district court judge handling the AMP case. In my view, Judge Sweet …
By Eric Guttag
12 years ago 17

Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth on Biologics and Biosimilars

For many months we have been hearing about the government attempts to “reform” health care in the United States, and this weekend the United States Senate is …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 6

ACLU Should Be Hit With Rule 11 Sanctions

In the ACLU v. Myriad case, the ACLU has alleged that the patents involved in the case cover genes found in nature. This statement is so patently (…
By Dale B. Halling
12 years ago 37