ACLU, Others Blast Myriad Bid To Halt Rival Gene Tests

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union was among three amici that filed a brief Wednesday in Utah federal court supporting two companies facing infringement suits from Myriad Genetics Inc. over genetic testing patents, saying the claims were invalid and threatened scientific research.

The ACLU, AARP and the Public Patent Foundation all urged the court to deny an injunction sought by Myriad against two rivals' genetic tests to detect heightened breast cancer risk, saying the order would also limit the testing options available to doctors and their patients...
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