Evaluating the Impact of Myriad on the Biotech Industry

24 Jul 2013 12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. PDT

Morrison & Foerster
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
Jennifer Dubman
(415) 268-6742

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In a unanimous decision on June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that isolated, naturally occurring human gene sequences are a product of nature and thus not patent-eligible subject matter. The Court did, however, hold that synthetically created DNA (cDNA) is patent-eligible because it is not naturally occurring.

As the biotechnology industry digests the Myriad decision and assesses its impact on patent portfolios, this program will discuss the significant effects that the decision will have on the future of patents to inventions derived from naturally occurring substances and the important questions you may want to consider.

Topics Will Include:

  • An industry perspective of the impact of Myriad
  • Practical insight into adjusting existing prosecution and litigation strategies in light of Myriad
  • Solutions for developing and implementing new strategies going forward





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