After Dolly: The Status Of Nonhuman Clones In Patent Law

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 9:14 PM EST) -- ​2013 was a busy year for patent eligibility.[1] With a writ of certiorari granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International,[2] and oral arguments scheduled at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for In re Roslin Institute (Edinburgh),[3] 2014 is shaping up to be busy too.

To be eligible for a patent, a claimed invention must fall within one of four categories of subject matter provided in 35 U.S.C. § 101: “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement...

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