In a landmark decision regarding the patentability of genetic material, the Federal Court of Australia has held that any nucleic acid found in cells, whether it be DNA or RNA, that has been removed from the cellular...more
While the question of patentability of isolated gene sequences awaits resolution at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Australian Federal Court today upheld Myriad Genetics’ patent on methods for screening for cancer-predisposing...more
In a companion case to the “gene patenting” dispute presently before the U.S. Supreme Court, Myriad Genetics, Inc. successfully defended the patent-eligibility of “gene patents” in Australia. In Cancer Voices et al. v. Myriad...more
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