Association for Molecular Pathology v. United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States. District Court, Southern District of New York
http://www.patentlyo.com/files/myriad-opinion.pdf Case 1:09-cv-04515-RWS. 156 p.
Synopsis: The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs. The court determined that "[t]his informational quality (of DNA) is unique among the chemical compounds found in our bodies, and it would be erroneous to view DNA as 'no different' than other chemicals previously the subject (matter) of patents."
Date of Decision: 2010 March 29
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