Supreme Court Sends Case On Gene Patents Back To Appeals Court Following Rejection Of Diagnostic Patents

from the rethink-that-please dept

As we expected, following the Supreme Court’s excellent rejection of medical diagnostic patents, it’s now set aside the appeals court’s ruling upholding gene patents, and asked the appeals court to review the case in light of its ruling last week. Again, this is not a surprise, but it’s good that the court so quickly recognized that the two cases have similar issues, and that the appeals court ought to revisit the Myriad (gene patents) ruling so quickly. Hopefully, CAFC (the appeals court in question) will come to its senses and recognize that you can’t patent genes. Either way, no matter what CAFC decides, expect that to also be appealed right back to the Supreme Court.

Filed Under: , , , , , , , ,
Companies: mayo clinic, myriad genetics, prometheus laboratories

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Supreme Court Sends Case On Gene Patents Back To Appeals Court Following Rejection Of Diagnostic Patents”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
14 Comments
Anonymous Coward says:

Junk Patent Problem

The junk patent problem will be with us for as long as the patent system continues to exist. The USPTO arm of the US government is foolishly writing out tickets to go to court (patents) which can then be used to run extortion shake-downs on any company which is making anything. Smart lawyers have realised that in order to get a patent they do not actually have to invent anything. They just have to claim to have invented some existing thing, in an obscure and confusing manner, using non-standard terminology. That is enough to get a patent granted.

Being a patent troll is profitable. Patents are also widely used by some companies to harass or block commercial competitors. So there is a huge financial motive to play the game. This has been going on for over 200 years. The patent bar does not even want to try to fix the patent system, they are making too much money from it. Abolition is the answer.

The patent scam has a chilling effect on entrepreneurship, then on jobs. Why would someone take the risk of starting a business, when they know they are going to get hit with a patent infringement lawsuit? Hold your political candidates accountable for job-destroying laws which they allow to stay on the books.

Anonymous Coward says:

anything functional can be patented, silly goose

like that wheel thing? I patented it earlier under ’roundy rolling device which is meant to transport loads under an axle’. When it expires I’ll just patent it again under ‘device which has a radial measurement of 2*pi which rotates under the force exerted upon it’.

You could buy my competitions carts and cars if you enjoy hexagonal wheels. It’s clearly just the free market at work and you freetards are ruining progress.

G Thompson (profile) says:

Re: Re:

Don’t buy from this roundy person.. You should all buy my new and improved rolling devices that are in the shape of a Megagon.

Who cares if the perimeter is only 2000000sin(pi/1000000), it has 1 million sides !. One MILLION!!! Totally better than just 1.. One million times better!

Now just need to patent “many sided polygon used to compete with one sides rolling device that might for all intensive purposes look one sided but in fact isn’t”

TDR says:

If only the right of appeal could be denied so that these endless cases could finally end and not continually bog dodwn the system all the time. It’s because people and companies are appealing the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of their case that this happens.

Anonymous Coward says:

Brown and dim eco-friendly pieces might be donned only inexpensive Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses contacts function the colour is saying there is not significantly romantic relationship among the UV400 generally additional a layer of membrane. As for what colour to put on contacts which are generally aesthetic and every person?s pores and skin color, inexpensive replica oakley sunglasses clothes donned through the problem, Cheap Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses is incredibly fundamental with the summer,because it safeguards the eye balls loads of pals with the Oakley sunglasses of choice, generally far more interest could be the product or service price, good quality and design and so, in fact, the option of sunglasses lens colours are also incredibly important. So, what colour is generally a very good inexpensive Oakley sunglasses Statistics display that most folks commonly select dark font size=”+2.415″>Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses Outlet frame shade mainly because of fake Oakley sunglasses can withstand the path to keep away from the expression of mild reflected back again from your drinking water or light, or other conditions arising from your reflection, inexpensive Oakley sunglasses to provide the driver a obvious visual experience.Believe this could be the greatest question. Indeed, now for the industry sunglasses lens colours multi-colored and dazzling, colour will not harm inexpensive Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses Sale you to definitely carry a diverse feel. Brown University: Brown college recognized Oakley Outlet low cost as the most effective sunglasses contacts in color.Cheap Oakley Sunglasses far more designer. oakley sunglasses outlet far more artist new Oakley sunglasses.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...
Loading...