Isolated DNA Sequence Patents – Safe for Now in the US

Intellectual Asset Management
November/December 2012

This article discusses the patentability of genes following the Federal Circuit’s 2012 decision in Association of Molecular Pathology v. USPTO. Notably, following publication of the article, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on the issue of whether human genes are patentable. The Court’s decision is expected in 2013.

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