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August 17, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Supreme Court to decide on gene patenting

By | Apr 15, 2013

After reviewing the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases this spring, the Supreme Court will begin looking into a case regarding whether human DNA can be patented by the research laboratories or universities that have discovered and sequenced them. Myriad Genetics, based out of Salt Lake City, patented the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which have been…

Patent mending

By | Mar 1, 2012

Every day, new products hit the market, from the life-saving to the mundane. But for a nation that prides itself on innovation, the U.S. patent system was not aligned with the rest of the world until the process was recently reformed to help inventors better protect their intellectual property.