September 26, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on Tuesday asked the US Supreme Court to review the validity of patents on two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers owned by a Utah company, Myriad Genetics. The patents at issue concern BRCA1 and ...[read more]
June 17, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office, an ongoing case challenging a Utah company's patent on genes ...[read more]
December 8, 2011
by Matthew Pomy
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on Wednesday asked the US Supreme Court to overturn a recent federal appeals court decision that upheld gene patents. The June decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit partially overturned a ...[read more]
July 31, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday ruled 2-1 that patents held on two genes linked to hereditary ovarian and breast cancer are valid. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) originally filed the suit on behalf of patients and ...[read more]
March 30, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Monday that patents held on two genes linked to hereditary ovarian and breast cancer are invalid. The ruling was in response to a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation ( ...[read more]
November 3, 2009
by David Manes
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging patents on human genes, allowing the case to proceed. The suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on ...[read more]

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