ScienceInsider “Supreme Court Rejects Key Biotech Patents” Unanamous Ruling Against Biotech

“The Supreme court opinion, penned by Justice Stephen Breyer cites basic principles for rejecting the Prometheus patents. According to the court, Prometheus sought to lay claim to processes that are not far removed from natural phenomena; previous court rulings make it clear that natural phenomena are ‘not patent-eligible’….Patent attorney and blogger Dennis Crouch…speculated that the lower court ‘could logically find’ that, in light of today’s ruling, isolated DNA cited in the Myriad BRCA gene patents is ‘unpatentable.'” Our attorneys in patent lawsuit OSGATA v. Monsanto, led by Dan Ravicher of the Public Patent Foundation, are behind the Myriad case which is now headed for review by the US Supreme Court. Jim

ScienceInsider “Supreme Court Rejects Key Biotech Patents” Unanamous Ruling Against Biotech