DNA — Not Patentable Subject Matter ...

Law360, New York (March 31, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that claims to isolated DNA and methods of use for diagnosis do not qualify as patentable subject matter in Assoc. for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 09 Civ. 4515 (RWS), March 29, 2010. The court avoided a further ruling on whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office violated the First Amendment to the Constitution in issuing the patents.

This decision will likely have negative short-term implications for financing in the...
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