The Myriad case – September 2012

In its decision of 16 August 2012, in the Myriad case, (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/10-1406.pdf), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit United States concluded that the compositions of man-made materials, including isolated DNA molecules, and screening methods that implement them are likely to be protected by a patent, if they satisfy the other criteria of patentability. In contrast, the Court upheld the decision of the District Court decision in the case v Mayo. Prometheus (http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-1150.pdf) regarding the non patentability of diagnostic methods.

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