Speaking Engagement

Patentable Subject Matter in the Health Sciences:
Diagnostics & DNA

Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


University of California School of Law
Warren Room
215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

BCLT will host a panel discussion of issues of great importance to healthcare and biotechnology: the patentabilty of Diagnostic methods and DNA. The discussion will focus on the doctrinal and societal implications of two current cases: Prometheus v Mayo and AMP v Myriad.

In the recent Prometheus case, the US Supreme Court held that a claim that covers specific correlations between blood test results and patient health is not eligible for patent protection.

In the Myriad case, a pending petition for certiorari seeks Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit decision overturning a summary judgment ruling that various claims to DNA lack patent-eligibility.

Janet Xiao will join the program panel.

2.0 hours of CLE will be available to attendees.




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