Myriad Genetics: Supreme Court Holds That Isolated Human Genes are Unpatentable But cDNA is Patentable

Fitzpatrick Case Update
June 13, 2013

On June 13, 2013 a unanimous United States Supreme Court held that the natural sequence of isolated human genes is a non-patentable product of nature. The Court also held that cDNA sequences—non-natural sequences—are patentable. Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, No. 12-398 (June 13, 2013).

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