Appeals Ruling Ends 14-Year DNA Patent Case

Law360, New York (September 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a string of DNA patent decisions, dealing a defeat to plaintiff Carnegie Mellon University in litigation against pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. that stretches back to 1994.

The judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the district court did not err in judging that the university's infringement claims in two related lawsuits were invalid for failure to meet the written description requirement. The appeals court also upheld the district court's judgments of non-infringement....
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