Posts Tagged ‘human gene’

Supreme Court Grants Myriad’s Petition for Cert.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

I feel a bit like Al Pacino in “The Godfather – Part 3” when he shouts, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” (Repeated memorably by Silvio Dante in “The Sopranos”.) Now the Supreme Court has granted cert. to resolve one question: “Are human genes patentable?” In isolation, presumably, since I have been explaining to patent “civilians” for years that no one can patent a gene – or any other chemical – as it occurs in situ in the human body and then demand a royalty from anyone using the gene to live.

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