The CAFC's decision in the "Myriad" gene patenting case: Background, outcome and ramifications

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Timo Minssen - Oplægsholder

Title of my presentation: "The CAFC's decision in the "Myriad" gene patenting case: Background, outcome and ramifications". My speech will complement Prof. Dan L. Burk's (U.S.) seminar/lecture on "Patent Law's Problem Children: Software and Biotechnology in TransAtlantic Perspective. Abstract: On July 29th, 2011 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a split decision in AMP v. USPTO (the Myriad case),. This presentation will first describe the background to this case, which is of great importance for the patentability of biotechnological and pharmaceutical technology. Then it will focus on the outcome of the majority opinion and discuss two substantive issues, i.e. (1) the patent-eligibility of the composition of matter claims (i.e. "isolated DNA"), and (2) the patent-eligibility of the method claims (i.e. the diagnostic method claims and the sole screening method claim). Brief references will also be made to the minority opinions and the standing issue. Finally, this presentation will address the (potential) impact of this seminal decision and evaluate the chances for a Supreme Court review.
16 sep. 2011

Begivenhed (Workshop)

TitelCurrent International Perspectives And Issues In Intellectual Property Rights

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