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Federal Circuit: Isolated Human DNA Molecules are Patentable

Leave it to the Federal Circuit to do all it can to keep expanding patentable subject matters to their broadest possible reaches.


Patently-O blog has a useful summary of the decision here:

http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2011/07/federal-circuit-isolated-human-dna-molecules-are-patentable.html


The lengthy court decision can be found here:

http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/10-1406.pdf

[Updated note: I would particularly recommend that you Judge Bryson's persuasive dissent in the opinion, starting at pg. 87 in the PDF document.]


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