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Amy Goldsmith Hosts Lawline Presentation on the Patentability of Human Genes

February 22, 2013 - February 22, 2013

Amy Goldsmith will present “Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes” on on February 22, 2013.

In this the latest part of her Genetic Patent Series, Amy explores, the burgeoning issue of patent protection eligibility for genetic processes. This presentation will examine the various tests applied by several courts in an effort to determine whether advanced, medical analysis processes that isolate previously existent yet unexplored pieces of genetic coding, are in fact ‘new’ and therefore ‘protectable.’  This course will also explore several of the prominent cases that have posed this question, and the reasoning and methods behind the differing opinions and decisions of the courts.

Areas of focus include:

  • Patent eligibility of genetic processes
  • Landmark case: Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories
  • The precedent for patent eligibility for genetic processes
  • Application of the Bilski machine or transformation & the Natural Relations tests
  • How the Government devised the Magic Microscope test – ‘Markedly Different’
  • Following the court’s thought process in determining the science community’s ability to expand the scope of genetic patentability
  • The intervention of the ACLU and their perspective on the argument

For more information or to register, click here.

Amy is Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice.  She provides practical legal advice and connections to grow clients’ businesses with an emphasis on intellectual property.

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