The High Court’s Dangerous Reset On Gene Patents

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT) -- Reading U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion in Myriad, one might get the sense that it was the easiest case the court has decided in a long while. The court seemed to say: Of course isolated human genes are a product of nature and cannot be patented;[1] of course, cDNA[2] is self-evidently something new and must be patent-worthy. In many ways, this is true. As expressed by the numerous press accounts commenting on the decision, there is an intuitive sense of unfairness in the notion...
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