Baker Donelson (JD Supra Australia)
Patent Protection for Isolated Genetic Sequences Upheld in Australia
Last year in AMP v Myriad Genetics, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that isolated, naturally occuring DNA are not patent eligible, which caused considerable consternation in the biotech community. However, this does not appear to be the death-knell for gene patents worldwide. On Friday, September 5, 2014, five judges in the Full Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of Myriad Genetics'...